If you want to connect remotely to a database, you must enable Direct Database Access when setting it up1 — you cannot enable it later.
NOTE: Direct database connections do not support secured (SSL) connections.
Applications that connect remotely to databases use similar settings. You can find database's specific information using Viewing Your Database Details with Shared Hosting Accounts.
|Field||What to enter...|
|Host Name or Server||Your database's host name|
|Port||MySQL: 3306 |
MS SQL: 1433
|Username||The database user's username|
|Password||The database user's password|
|Database||The name of the database|
1 Free Web Hosting accounts cannot enable Direct Database Access. To upgrade your hosting account, see Upgrading or Downgrading Your Hosting Account.