If you want to enable that, run this SQL command locally:
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON *.* TO 'root'@'%' IDENTIFIED BY 'password' WITH GRANT OPTION; FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
And then find the following line and comment it out in your
my.cnf file, which usually lives on
/etc/mysql/my.cnf on Unix/OSX systems. In some cases the location for the file is /etc/mysql/mysql.conf.d/mysqld.cnf).
If it’s a Windows system, you can find it in the MySQL installation directory, usually something like
C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.5\ and the filename will be
bind-address = 127.0.0.1
#bind-address = 127.0.0.1
And restart the MySQL server for the changes to take effect.