[quote]since phpmyadmin only requires the hostname to connect to a
mysql database, can anyone access it by this method?
Well, it also requires a valid username and password to connect.
[quote]is there a way to secure it better?
Upon request (just email support), we can remove it for you entirely.
However, using the same information required to connect to your database through phpMyAdmin another DreamHost customer could easily connect to it as well. So, this is more a “security by obscurity” thing than something that actually makes the database more secure.
- Jeff @ DreamHost
- DH Discussion Forum Admin