To be able to connect to MySQL server from a remote host, you need to edit /etc/my.cnf and make sure you have:
# Comment bind-address or make sure it has your server IP address
# bind-address = 126.96.36.199
# this line must be commented to allow remote network connections
After making these changes, restart mysql with
$ service mysql restart
Than add a user that can connect from a remote IP address.