Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket

Yesterday my server was down and is now giving the following error message:

“ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can not connect to local MySQL server through socket ‘/ var / run / mysqld / mysqld.sock’ (111)”

Can anyone help me?

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That means it crashed. Start it: <br><pre>sudo service mysql start</pre>And then check its error log for more info on why it crashed: <br><pre>sudo tail -40 /var/log/mysql.err</pre>