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#1 speedy33417

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Posted 28 September 2006 - 07:10 PM

I will be transfering my hosting to godaddy. They have multiple domain hosting now and it seems like a good move for me. I already purchased the hosting and it's active. But I'm still hosted with the old company as well.
My godaddy account comes with 25 mysql databases. I'd like to set up a database there and repopulate while still hosted at the old place.

My question might seem silly, but I just want to make sure. Can I log into my database at godaddy from a site hosted with a different company, so I can start working on it and potentially not lose any data?

Thanks.

#2 yonta

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Posted 28 September 2006 - 07:19 PM

Yes, instead of using 'localhost' for the host, you just use the host name, eg example.com.

It works fine in my experience.
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#3 speedy33417

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Posted 28 September 2006 - 07:22 PM

Awesome. I would have hated putting all the effort moving stuff over, just to find out I won't have access to until I'm on localhost again.

Thanks a lot.

#4 acdx

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Posted 28 September 2006 - 08:34 PM

You might have to set up some permissions first to allow access to the database from the remote domain.

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