I found the instructions to this in a thread over at bluehostforum, but thought I’d re-post them here and provide what worked for me.
I’m using Sequel Pro, formerly CocoaMySQL, to connect to databases on my Bluehost account. Here’s what I did.
To pull all the info together, I had to add my IP to:
Cpanel > Databases > RemoteMySql
When you launch that function in Bluehost’s Cpanel, it’ll list your IP address for you, so you just hit the Add button.
Then in Sequel Pro:
Host: your domain name w/o the http://www
Add in the database name, username, and password and you’re good. Remember that your username is the first 8 letters of your primary domain, followed by an underscore and the actual username. Such as http://domainname.com would be domainam_username.
Hope this helps.