Changing the Default SQL port:

When it comes to a MySQL server running along side RadioDJ some users have found that their web hosts won’t allow connections to the default SQL port 3306.

If your web host doesn’t allow MySQL connections on a standard 3306 port then you need to get creative by changing the default SQL port in the SQL server program

We’ve gone with MariaDB.

It’s not as scary as it sounds. Honestly it shouldn’t take too much to sort it.

1) Backup your RadioDJ database using the database setup tool. (Just a precaution)

2) Locate your my.ini file which can be found in C:\Program files\MariaDB\ open it with Wordpad or Notepad++

Stop the mysqld.exe service. Control Panel>All Control Panel Items>Administrative Tools>Services> Look for the MySQL service.

3) Now the service has stopped you can move onto changing the port number in the my.ini file to the port you want to use.

datadir=C:/Program Files/MariaDB 10.1/data
TIP: You will also need to make sure the port you want to use is open on your broadband router as well as your website/webhosts firewall if you’re using the website templates.

4) Click save in the editor and restart the SQL service from the services menu.

If the server has restarted then you should be good to go on that new port. Make sure you’ve allowed it in Windows Firewall.

5) If you then open the databasesetup.exe within RadioDJ and enter your server details for the server like this.

The most important bit is to have the server IP like this (e.g:

(3307 is just an example of a non standard port)

6) Click on Validate and if you’ve got the SQL connection details correct you should see your SQL server online like the above picture.

Start RadioDJ and check everything is restored.

7) If your data is intact then you need to do nothing. If it has gone wrong restore the RadioDJ backup that you made at the beginning of the tutorial.

Now we move onto changing the details in the configuration files of the RadioDJ Demo script on the forums.

You need to edit the serv_inc.php file to look like this.

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Where its says YourIP you need to put in your External IP address.

Next to that you need the port number so it would look something like this:

Then just enter the rest of the connection details and if all goes to plan the demo web script should be working on your website.

Last updated on: 7th November 2019
at 12:02 PM Europe/London