mysqld: unrecognized service


I have a problem with my MySQL server. I can’t connect to MySQL via command line. If I try it, I get:

ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' (2)

My directory /var/mysql is empty. And if I try

/etc/init.d/mysql restart

I get “[fail]”.

Moreover, if I type

service mysqld restart

I get “mysqld: unrecognized service”.

However, my website (which uses this database) works fine.

Thank you very much ;)

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As ahrotahntee mentioned, the correct command to restart a MySql service is:

service mysql restart

One instance when you will see the error ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' (2) is when you have run out of room on your hard drive. How is your disk utilization looking? You can check by running:

df -h


Thank you very much! I’ve solved this! ;)