Using MySQL Workbench to Connect to Remote Server

Hi Experts,

I currently have a this setup...

 - Development PC on Windows XP
 - Staging Server running Apachi on Ubuntu and Plesk MySQL v
 - Production server running Apachi on Ubuntu and Plesk

Neither the staging or production servers are located on my dev pc- with this said, the staging server is located on our companies local network.

My problem is this:  I need to connect to both servers using MySQL Workbench and all I can find for a Hostname on both servers are local addresses.

What is the best way to configure and connect to these database servers?

Many thanks for your help

wilson100 server details from plesk
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wilson1000Asked:
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wilson1000Author Commented:
Hi,

I've managed to connect to the Production server:

The current issue is connecting to our staging server - is there away to resolve the IP address of the database on localhost?

Many thanks
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theGhost_k8Database ConsultantCommented:
I think you just need to have hostname/ip and access credentials to remote mysql server.
Using "New Connection" link you can open "Set up New Connection" Wizard and rest upi need to follow the ui.

Online Doc:http://dev.mysql.com/doc/workbench/en/index.html
Download: http://dev.mysql.com/doc/index-gui.html
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theGhost_k8Database ConsultantCommented:
you may ping staging server's url
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wilson1000Author Commented:
Thank you!

Did a ping and got the IP :o)

What I have now is an 'in-hospitable' server. It's not allowing connections so I assume RDP is disabled on the LAN machine.

Can you tell me what the security ramifications might be if I was to allow RDP?
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theGhost_k8Database ConsultantCommented:
I'm not sure about how u have concluded for RDP. But if your mysql is not connecting then its possible that it is a priviledge issue. May be your username/pwd is not granted to connect from a remote host!!???
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wilson1000Author Commented:
OK, yeah I see you point here. I'll have to wait until our backend developer can take a look at that.

Thank again for your help here!

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