This guide is going to help you in knowing how to connect to MySQL using a command line.

Follow these steps to connect to MySQL from the command line:

1. Log in to your hosting account via SSH. (SSH is a command-line interface that allows you to access your hosting account.)

2. Type the command at the command prompt, substituting username with your username:

mysql -u username -p

3. Enter your password at the Enter Password screen. The mysql> prompt occurs when you type the right password.

To display a list of databases, type the following command at the mysql> prompt:

(Don’t forget to include the semicolon at the end of the statement.)

show databases;

4. At the mysql> prompt, type the following command, substituting dbname with the name of the database you want to access:

(Don’t forget to include the semicolon at the end of the statement.)

use dbname;

5. You can perform SQL queries, list tables, and so on after you’ve accessed a database. Furthermore:

a) Type help at the mysql> prompt to see a list of MySQL commands.

b) Type q at the mysql> prompt to exit the programme.

This article came to a close at this point. Using the command line, you may easily connect to your database. Visit Webhosting UK website on a daily basis for more helpful articles like this. Please do not hesitate to contact WHUK customer service team.