# Connect to external server by using phpMyAdmin

The below lines of code can be added to the /etc/phpmyadmin/config.inc.php file at the bottom −

$i++;$cfg['Servers'][$i]['host'] = 'HostName:port'; // hostname and port are provided if they are not default values$cfg['Servers'][$i]['user'] = 'userName'; //user name for the remote server$cfg['Servers'][$i]['password'] = 'Password'; //the password$cfg['Servers'][$i]['auth_type'] = 'config'; It will display “Current Server:” with drop down of both "127.0.0.1" and the one provided with$cfg['Servers'][\$i]['host'].

The user can switch between both the servers.