Connect to MySQL Remotely


Hi, I have 2 apps on Cloud9, the problem is that I want to connect from one app to the other’s MySQL database remotely just like explained in this post: Enable remote connection to database

How can I do that? Is it even possible on hosted workspace?

Thanks, help is appreciated.



MySQL needs a pure TCP connection to work, so it won’t work over our proxies.
Until we support some form of workspace orchestration, you cannot run a shared database on Cloud9.

There are however, services that provide a hosted mysql for free or at a low price.
Google and Amazon both have hosted SQL databases free as a trial or within a free tier.

Hope that helps,


Hi! Do you have any update on it ?