Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket error? Print

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If you get this error message when trying to use mysql command line utility from shell:

Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock'

It means you need to access the mysql using -h 127.0.0.1 e.g.

mysql -h 127.0.0.1 -u yourdbuser -p yourdatabase

If you get this error message from a web script, please check with support for the status of the mysql server.


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