Configuring the Windows firewall

Configuring your firewall

If you’re just running RadioDJ with no webpage linked to the RadioDJ database, then you probably don’t want to add any exceptions to your firewall.

If you’re using a request system and need this extra functionality, you’ll first of all need to make sure your web host has the right ports open. Without this, there’s no point proceeding any further on this article. Check the database utility > Database installation tab. You’ll see the IP address of your server in the MySQL Server box. If there’s a colon followed by more numbers at the end, this is your port number. If there’s no colon, you’re probably using the default port 3306.

You’ll also need to configure port forwarding on your router as well, google the manufacturer’s instruction manual for this bit.

Now for the easy part, configuring the firewall.
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Remote Database Issues?

Every now and then I see users having database issues with RadioDJ. Then in the next sentence they then mention they are using a remote MySQL database.


Trying to run RadioDJ with a remote database is a really bad idea to start with. All you need is the slightest connection problem or packet loss and bang it will freeze the program.

A database running on the same machine is a lot better for performance among other things. If you need to access the SQL database from outside (i.e request page) then all you need to do is make sure that port 3306 is open on your computer firewall and router.

If you do run RadioDJ with a remote database please don’t start kicking and screaming because something isn’t working right.

Don’t say I didn’t try and warn you…..

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