Database Setup

ID #1024

Can I access MySQL or PostgreSQL via localhost or through a local socket?

No - both databases are on a separate machine in our network, so they must be accessed via TCP/IP. You should use db.geekisp.com for the hostname, and the standard ports for the database.

Note that db.geekisp.com does not allow external connections. If you'd like to use a desktop-based database manager, you're encouraged to configure an SSH tunnel to forward a connection from localhost to db.geekisp.com.

As an alternative, phpMyAdmin and phpPgAdmin are available under the Member Tools section.

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Last update: 2006-05-17 15:43
Author: Dave Steinberg
Revision: 1.0

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Comment of Jason:
"If you'd like to use a desktop-based database manager, you're encouraged to configure an SSH tunnel to forward a connection from localhost to db.geekisp.com." Do you have suggestions on how to do this?
Added at: 2007-11-27 17:27