How to setup MySQL Server on Windows in Google GCP

To setup a MySQL server in GCP, the easiest way is to use our MySQL server image from the GCP marketplace.  Its the recommended way to deploy MySQL on Windows  into Google GCP.  Also comes preinstalled with phpMyadmin, PHP, Apache.  Click on the links below to deploy to your GCP project.

Setup MySQL Server on GCP

Getting Started


RDP into new server


Once you’re new deployment has finished booting up, you will need to RDP into the server:


How to RDP to Google GCP Windows Instance


Once logged in, you’re now ready to start setting up your new server as per the following sections.

Start XAMPP for MySQL and Apache

This solution uses XAMPP, making it easier to manage Apache, MySQL and FTP.  Right click on XAMPP Control Panel on the desktop and choose Run as Administrator.


Once opened, click on start Apache and start MySQL

MySQL Server Details


MySQL database credentials are (also used for phpMyadmin login):


MYSQL Username: root

MYSQL Password: Password is blank, its recommended to set a strong password.



MySQL location



Apache location


Web Root: C:\xampp\htdocs


PhpMyadmin location:






MySQL Server Ports


The following ports need to be opened in GCP if you are using a firewall appliance or any security groups.  


3306 – TCP (MySQL)
33060 – TCP (MySQL X Protocol)
6446 – TCP MySQL Router
6447 – TCP MySQL Router
6448 – TCP InnoDB Cluster
6449 – TCP InnoDB Cluster


Apache Webserver Ports

TCP/80 – (http traffic)

TCP/443 – (https traffic)


To setup Google GCP firewall rules refer to – Creating GCP Firewalls




If you have any questions about the setup of our MySQL Server on Windows solution in GCP, leave your comments below and we will reply within 24 hours.

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Andrew Fitzgerald

Cloud Solution Architect. Helping customers transform their business to the cloud. 20 years experience working in complex infrastructure environments and a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert on everything Cloud.

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