Q. Do you allow ODBC connections from external sites to your MySQL databases? #
Ans. Remote database access can be enabled from your end for your MySQL databases. All you need to do is login to your control panel and add the IP to be allowed from access host in MySQL section of control panel.
The character % can be used a wildcard if you wish to connect to the MySQL server globally. By default, only localhost is allowed to connect to the MySQL service.