Can I use the "mysql" command line tool?

Advanced users can connect to a MySQL database using the "mysql" command line tool.

This is only recommended for advanced users who are familiar with SQL; most users will probably prefer phpMyAdmin, which provides a graphical MySQL interface.

To use the "mysql" tool, you'll first need to connect to the shell using SSH. When connected, type the following command, replacing "database_name" in both places with the actual name of the MySQL database you want to use:

mysql -u database_name -p database_name

You will be asked to enter a password. This is the password you chose when you created the MySQL database, which is not necessarily the same as your main account password.