MySQL Database

ID #220

I can't connect to local MySQL server through socket 'mysql.sock'

Applies to: Grid System

You are trying to connect to "localhost" which is a web or shell server, not a database server.

Please see this other FAQ for your correct database hostname.

If you need detailed database connection instructions, please see this other FAQ.

Last update: 2010-10-03 16:30
Author: FAQ Admin
Revision: 1.2

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Comment of Anonymous:
From the manual
"A MySQL client on Unix can connect to the mysqld server in two different
ways: By using a Unix socket file to connect through a file in the
filesystem (default ´/tmp/mysql.sock'), or by using TCP/IP, which connects
through a port number. A Unix socket file connection is faster than TCP/IP,
but can be used only when connecting to a server on the same computer."

Therefore, do not make up a DSN like:


it has to be


Added at: 2004-10-17 00:07