I'm looking to make a MySQL database on a VPS, accessible to my home PC through cPanel. cPanel wants the domain name or IP address of the remote machine. However, with standard DSL, I have a dynamic IP address.
Now, according to the docs, I can use a wildcard in the IP, so I could use 123.45.67.% as my authorized remote machine.
Assuming I pick a good password for the database, how much of a risk is it, to authorize a range of IP addresses to try and login? Otherwise my only option is to be constantly changing the authorized IP address.