You can add internal connections from an Application’s Settings page or a Database’s Settings page. It doesn’t matter where you start the process; the result will be the same.

  • If you’d like to add a connection from an Application, use the Add connection button in the Internal connections section of the Settings page.
  • If you’d like to add a connection from a Database, use the Add application button in the Internal connections section of the Settings page.

In both cases, you’ll see the same interface allowing you to select the database or application you’d like to create the internal connection to.

Add an internal connection from a database to an application in MyKinsta.
Add an internal connection from a database to an application in MyKinsta.

We can automatically populate environment variables in the application from the database connection details. If you’d like that to happen, select the Add environment variables to the application checkbox. Applications may expect environment variables with different names, so you can edit them in the list before adding the connection.

Automatically fill environment variables from the database connection details.
Automatically fill environment variables from the database connection details.