Connect Remotely AWS Lightsail MySQL Sequel Pro on macOS in 5min

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Saturday 18 July 00:56

Sequel Pro is a SQL Database Manager to Manage SQL Database, Locally on Mac.

Requires Tools: Sequel Pro App, Supply: Mac Os

It would be best if you got the Sequel Pro Nightly Build from this Official Link Here,

The reason for the Nightly build is only it Worked, and the other one did not!

The App is 100% Free, and you will get a local interface to connect to your database via SSH remotely within minutes.

I have also given its usage in one of my recent posts WordPress on Mac localhost Step By Step Fast with Free SSL an article that will genuinely help you set up a local development environment with SSL.

Total Time: 5 minutes

  1. Download and Install Sequel Pro on Mac

    You can quickly get the free Sequel Pro and install the same on your macOS like any other App and run the same.Sequel Pro For MACOS

  2. Open Sequel Pro App’s Connection Interface

    As we will connect using SSH, you can download the security key from your Lightsail account,

    I have given details in this previous post of mine for connecting SFTP with FileZilla for Lightsail.

    setting up sequel pro nightly builds for managing database on localhost
    You can see three options TCP/IP, Socket, and SSH, and as said above we will use SSH.

  3. Enter Details Make a Connect the Database

    Explained in Details Below, this is important it also has a feature at the end to just add this connection as your favourites so that you don’t need to every time fill all these details.sequel_pro
    Kindly relate to these numbers above with the list below:
    1. Select SSH Tab
    2. Give Any Name you can remember
    3. The host is ( Local Server )
    4. Username is Your Database Username
    5. Password is your Database Password
    6. The database is your Database Name Without Prefix Like (WP_)
    7. Port is default 3306 for SQL on a server
    8. SSH Host is your Static IP Address From Lightsail
    9. SSH User is your Username Like Ubuntu, Bitnami What you see on SSH
    10. The Key is the Location of Account Key Pair you can download from Lightsail
    11. SSH Port is Default Port 22
    12. Test Connection Button
    13. Should return with Connection Succeeded
    14. Connect Button press it once Connection Succeeded
    15. Add to Favourites for repeat connections
    16. Favorites List

    Lightsail SFTP Access Using FileZilla
    A screenshot from my post Lightsail SFTP Access With FileZilla Easily 5 Steps

  4. Connection Made Using Sequel Pro Easily Edit Your Database

    Once the connection made, you can edit your database optimise it, Monitor it locally on your Mac and for multiple websites.sequel_pro_connected
    The picture above shows ” SSH Connected ” red arrow you can see a complete list of all your tables you can edit the same as you want.

    Note: Always Take A Back-Up, Never Delete Database Tables Manually if you are not tech-savvy with your site.


  • macOs
  • mysql database


  • Sequel Pro App

I am continuously writing about the topic “Database” SQL And “WordPress” Read all my SQL Database Related Posts here.

If you use AWS Lightsail and want to learn How to use Snapshots for Backup read my post here Backup Lightsail instance with free SnapShots in 3 Steps

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