Google Cloud SQL

Getting Started

This page describes how to get started with Google Cloud SQL by:

You can also watch the video on this page which covers the same concepts. The video shows you how to create a Google Cloud SQL instance, configure it, and then connect to it from standard tools and from applications running on App Engine and Compute Engine.

Creating a Google Cloud SQL instance

  1. Go to the Google Developers Console.
  2. Create a new Developers Console project, or open an existing project.
  3. In the sidebar on the left, select Cloud SQL to open the Cloud SQL control panel for the project.
  4. Click New Instance to create a new Cloud SQL instance in your project.
  5. Enter a name for the instance. The instance name will be automatically combined with your project name, and any domain-specific names as shown here:
    • Non-domain: your-project-name:your-instance-name
    • Domain-specific: your-domain:your-project-name:your-instance-name
  6. Optionally, continue to configure the instance. Or, to accept the default values for the instance settings, skip this step.
  7. Click Confirm to create the instance.

That's it! You have created your Google Cloud SQL instance.

Configuring a Google Cloud SQL instance

For information about managing your Google Cloud SQL instance, see:

Connecting to a Google Cloud SQL instance

You can connect to a Google Cloud SQL instance in the following ways:

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