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You may find it useful to test statements that will later be executed by a script in the command line environment beforehand. To access your database from the command line, follow these steps:

  • Log in to your hosting package or server through SHH.
  • Depending on the type of package you are using, enter the respective command from the table below. Make sure you replace the sample data with your database's connection data:
Product Command
Managed Server on which MySQL 5.7 / 8.0 or MariaDB is installed and Web Hosting (Shared Hosting) mysql -u dbo123456789 -h -p db123456789
Managed Server on which MySQL 5.5 is installed mysql -u dbo123456789 -h localhost -S /tmp/mysql5.sock -p db123456789
Servers (without Plesk) mysql -u root -p
Servers (with Plesk) mysql -u admin -p
Please Note

On servers with Plesk, the administrative database user has been renamed from root to admin. However, the password corresponds to the initial password of the server (root password).

  • Log in to your database.

Here is an example of a server with Plesk:

login as: root
root@'s password:
[root@u15376217 ~]# mysql -u admin -p
Enter password:
Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 9342
Server version: 5.5.14 MySQL Community Server 5.5 (GPL)

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Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement.


You can now perform database operations through the command line interface.