Lost Connection to MySQL server at 'reading initial communication packet' system error 0

Hello, I have installed the OpenVPN server on the box and on the same box MySQL is hosted. Now if I try to connect to MySQL instance the following error appears. “Lost Connection to MySQL server at ‘reading initial communication packet’ system error 0” I have added the public IP of VPN in MySQL Access Host in WHM and cPanel nothing seems to work.

I did this because in Pakistan we have dynamic IPs so I would not let everyone try to hit the MySQL instance rather the access is given only to the VPN IP. Thanks

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Hello, @hazhayder

Could you please provide us with the content of the MySQL configuration file? If you’ve binded the MySQL to localhost you can try to comment out the following line and then restart the MySQL service:


bind-address =


#bind-address =

Hope this helps!

Regards, Alex