How to Use Toad for SQL to Connect to an Arvixe SQL Database

There are many tools available to connect to SQL server databases but the one that I find the easiest to use is Toad for SQL. The product has many features and options that make it an asset to any developer’s arsenal. Obviously Dell thought the same thing and with the purchase of Quest they received a great product. This article is not to try and sell a product, but to show you how to use the product in connecting to an Arvixe SQL Server database. If you want to try the product then you can get it here.

After you create the database and user from the Control Panel then start Toad for SQL Server and select File –> New –> Connection (See figure 1)

Figure 1

Figure 2

Server Name: {Name of the Arvixe Name ie.]
LoginName: {Enter Database Login}
Password: {Enter Database Password}
DatabaseName: {Enter Database name}

Suggestions: Type in the Database Name do not search for it. (It takes too long)

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