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#2002 - No such file or directory — The server is not responding (or the local server's socket is not correctly configured).

When I try to login my PHPMyAdmin, I get the following error messages:

#2002 - No such file or directory — The server is not responding (or the local server's socket is not correctly configured).

mysqli_real_connect(): (HY000/2002): No such file or directory

Connection for controluser as defined in your configuration failed.

Error screenshot: https://www.screencast.com/t/TciiR9NIBi

but after rebooting my droplet, I am able to use my WordPress and PHPMyAdmin normally without any errors!

It’s really frustrating to get that error randomly! Please help me.

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Hello,

I would recommend changeinglocalhost to 127.0.0.1 in your config.inc.php PHPmyAdmin file.

It should look something like this after the change:

$cfg['Servers'][$i]['host'] = '127.0.0.1';

That way when using 127.0.0.1 PHPmyAdmin would make a TCP connection which should work.

Let me know how it goes. Regards, Bobby

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I’m having the same error and it pops randomly also. The above fix it didn’t worked for me. That line is commented and I have this instead:

/* Authentication type */
    $cfg['Servers'][$i]['auth_type'] = 'cookie';
    /* Server parameters */
    if (empty($dbserver)) $dbserver = '127.0.0.1';
    $cfg['Servers'][$i]['host'] = $dbserver;

    if (!empty($dbport) || $dbserver != '127.0.0.1') {
        $cfg['Servers'][$i]['connect_type'] = 'tcp';
        $cfg['Servers'][$i]['port'] = $dbport;
    }

A you can see i have replaced the localhost with the IP suggested but still that error pops up from time to time. Any suggestion?