Direct link or path to MySQL Database

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Hi everyone. How can I obtain the direct path to my database? For example what I type into my server location is 'localhost'. I would like to change it to my actual database path. I'm on Absolut (starka)
 

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Only localhost will work, free hosting is setup to not allow connections that comes from outside of our servers, meaning you wont be able to connect from your home computer for instance.
 

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What about specifically using my x10hosting server ip or 127.0.0.1 ?
 

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Are you trying to access the database from outside of your x10 account?
 

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No. Sorry i'm a noob and not very familiar with the appropriate terms to use.
What i want to do is to replace 'localhost' with something more specific.
 

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localhost is the most specific thing to use. Using anything else will probably not work.

Technical reason for those wondering: If you attempt to connect to MySQL using an IP address, it will use the network TCP/IP stack to communicate, whereas if you specify exactly "localhost" it will use a unix socket file instead. If the servers are configured to disable network connections (haven't checked, but it is a possibility), that means using an IP (even 127.0.0.1) will fail to connect, whereas using "localhost" will work properly.
 
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