By default, cPanel does not enable remote MySQL connections, which is a good thing as long as you don’t need to.

If you are using cPanel and want to allow SimpleBackups to back up your MySQL databases without adding a server to your SimpleBackup account, then you will need to whitelist SimpleBackups’ IP (Enable Remote MySQL Connections).

Enabling Remote MySQL in cPanel

  1. Log in to cPanel.
  2. Under Databases, click the Remote MySQL icon shown below.
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3. In the Host field, type in 45.55.63.67 then click Add Host

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Once you have added the IP address to Remote MySQL, chat with us and we will help you with the rest.

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Enabling Remote MySQL in the WHM panel

  1. Log in to your server’s WHM panel 
  2. Find the left-side navigation bar labeled SQL Services, or type ‘mysql’ in the search box as shown below. 
  3. Click Additional MySQL Access Hosts
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4. On the following page, enter SimpleBackups IP address 45.55.63.67 in the text box as shown

5. Click the Save button

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Now that you have added the IP address to WHM, you may need to do it to each cPanel account as well. Follow this tutorial to get it done!


Still don’t have a SimpleBackups account?
Use SimpleBackups to back up your cPanel databases hourly, daily, weekly or monthly to Amazon S3, Dropbox, DigitalOcean Spaces, Google Cloud Storage and more!

Create a free account