Connect to MySQL Server on LAN PC: Step-by-Step Guide
Connecting to a MySQL server on a LAN PC can be a bit tricky, especially if you are not familiar with the process. In this step-by-step guide, we will walk you through the process of connecting to a MySQL server on a LAN PC.
Step 1: Install MySQL Server on the LAN PC
The first step in connecting to a MySQL server on a LAN PC is to install MySQL Server on the PC. You can download the latest version of MySQL Server from the official MySQL website.
Step 2: Configure MySQL Server
Once you have installed MySQL Server on the LAN PC, you need to configure it to allow remote connections. To do this, open the MySQL configuration file (my.ini or my.cnf) and add the following line under the [mysqld] section:
bind-address = LAN_IP_Address
Replace the "LAN_IP_Address" with the LAN IP address of the PC.
Step 3: Create a MySQL User Account
Next, you need to create a MySQL user account that has remote access privileges. To do this, open the MySQL Command Prompt on the LAN PC and enter the following command:
CREATE USER 'username'@'%' IDENTIFIED BY 'password';
Replace "username" with the desired username and "password" with the desired password.
Step 4: Grant Remote Access Privileges
After creating the user account, you need to grant remote access privileges to the user. To do this, enter the following command in the MySQL Command Prompt on the LAN PC:
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON *.* TO 'username'@'%';
Replace "username" with the username you created in Step 3.
Step 5: Connect to the MySQL Server from a Remote PC
Now that you have configured the MySQL server on the LAN PC to allow remote connections, you can connect to it from a remote PC. To do this, open the MySQL Command Prompt on the remote PC and enter the following command:
mysql -h LAN_IP_Address -u username -p
Replace "LAN_IP_Address" with the LAN IP address of the LAN PC and "username" with the username you created in Step 3. You will be prompted to enter the password for the user account.
Connecting to a MySQL server on a LAN PC is not as difficult as it may seem. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you should be able to connect to a MySQL server on a LAN PC with ease. Remember to always keep your MySQL server secure by using strong passwords and limiting access to only trusted users.