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Using MySQL Database Service for WordPress

Today we will see how to use MySQL Database Service aka MDS with WordPress. To achieve this easy task, we will use the architecture we already deployed in this article. We have then two Compute Instances on OCI, 1 running WordPress (Apache and PHP) and one running MySQL 8.0.


Testing MySQL Database Service without VPN – part 2

In a recent article, I explained how to test MySQL Database Service (aka MDS) on OCI without having to setup a VPN. A VPN is the recommended way and of course using some man-in-the-middle exposing the MySQL Classic and X Protocol port is something you should absolutely avoid ! So, in this article we will see another way to test … Read More


Testing MySQL Database Service without VPN

Please note that this is not recommended for any production purpose, don’t expose MySQL traffic to the Internet ! MySQL Database Service is now available, take a look at this nice introduction video:


Author on Oracle MySQL Blog

You may have noticed, I started to blog also on the official Oracle MySQL Blog. When I will do so, I will also publish my articles on lefred.be after a short delay. I really invite you to follow the official Oracle MySQL Blog where you will find information related to MySQL Community but also about our webinars. Currently, we put … Read More


MySQL Shell and storing passwords

If you plan for example to have a bastion host in the cloud to access all your MySQL servers and use only MySQL Shell, the first time you connect to one of the host, you will realize that MySQL Shell prompts for a password but doesn’t ask you to store it of not. Example: mysqlsh fred@192.168.5.94 Please provide the password … Read More


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