Icare software

Connect to a Hosted database

Icare hosting is a service that locates your Icare data in the cloud allowing you to access it from any location along with nightly backups.

To connect to a hosted database you will need to know which server your database is located on, and the email used for your hosting account.

At the moment there are three hosting servers:

Once you know which server & email address to use, continue the steps below.

Install the MySQL Connector/ODBC

If you have not already installed the MySQL Connector/ODBC software on your computer it can be installed by:

Install Icare

If you have not already installed the Icare software on your computer it can be installed by:

Update Icare if needed

Each time Icare is started, it checks if there any updates available.

Start the Icare software, if updates are available, click Update Now.

Add a Data Source

Icare needs to know where your database is located, Icare asks you by displaying the Add Data Source page.

Click one of the following three options that matches the server your database is located on:

Complete the Add Data Source process: