Using a remote MySQL server from OS X

I do all the design and testing of my site on my own computer (using OS X built in Apache server), before uploading new content to my Dreamhost server space. After adding the WordPress installation, I was hoping I could connect to the same Dreamhost MySQL database from my local test version, so that I don’t have to update two installations if or when I need to tweak the database manually.

But despite my best efforts, I can’t get either the local WordPress installation, or CocoaMySQL to connect to the Dreamhost database. If anyone has got any tips or advice, please let me know in the comments.

One Response to Using a remote MySQL server from OS X

  1. I’m having problems remotly connecting to the dreamhost server as well. Thier techincal suport was not very helpful and I can’t find any good documentation.