How to connect Wordpress to the Database hosted on RDS?

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Hi, i'm planning to host my Database on Amazon RDS and keep my Wordpress site hosted on Shared Hosting (cPanel).

Does it possible my Wordpress with cPanel Shared Hosting connected with database hosted on Amazon RDS?
 

cPanelLauren

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Hello,


This should be fine, you may want to check out the documentation here as well though:

The warnings as follows are important to be aware of as well:
  • You must use MySQL version 5.7 on Amazon RDS servers. We do not support MariaDB or Amazon Aurora (Aurora) on Amazon RDS servers.
  • Amazon RDS uses the plaintext MySQL protocol. For security and performance reasons, we strongly recommend that only you connect to an Amazon RDS from an EC2™ instance in the same availability zone.
  • When you suspend a cPanel account, the system will not suspend any of the account's Amazon RDS remote databases.