Connect Error (2003) Can't connect to MySQL Server on '' (111)

  • Posted on October 7, 2014
  • seabeyAsked by seabey

Ubuntu 14.04 x32.

Installed php, phpmyadmin, apache, mysql.

Created database, upload my website files and I’m getting this error message:

Connect Error (2003) Can’t connect to MySQL server on ‘myipaddress’ (111)

I tried these solutions:

  1. In etc>mysql>my.cnf change these line: secure.bind-address= to secure.bind-address=myipaddress Didn’t work.

  2. mysql> GRANT ALL ON mydbname.* TO root@‘myipaddress’ -> IDENTIFIED BY ‘mymysqlpassword’;

It did’nt work, too.

What can i do sometimes?

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Is MySQL running?

sudo ps wwaux | grep -i sql

If that does not output anything, try starting the MySQL service:

sudo service mysql start

Also, what hostname/port is MySQL listening on?

sudo netstat -plutn | grep -i sql

after changing the bind address and granting permission, restart mysql

$sudo service mysql restart

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