In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to connect to MySQL running in docker container from localhost. You’ll start by pulling in an image of MySQL from Docker hub.
From the command prompt, type in the following command to pull the MySQL docker image.
// Execute in terminal docker pull mysql
Once you have the MySQL docker image, you need to run the image to create an instance of MySQL.
// Execute in terminal docker run -p 3307:3306 --name mysql -e MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD=root -d mysql:5.7
-p option is used to port the MySQL running in container at port 3306 to port 3307 in my local machine.
-d option is used to run the container in detach mode.
-e option is used to pass the MySQL password.
Connect To MySQL Running In Docker Container
Now the MySQL running in container is available in my localhost at 127.0.0.1:3307. You can use host as 127.0.0.1 and port as 3307 to login MySQL running in container.
// Login to MySQL from terminal mysql --host=127.0.0.1 --port=3307 -u root
Wrapping It Up
In this tutorial, you’ll learnt how to connect to MySQL running in Docker container from localhost.
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