Cannot connect to Database server (mysql workbench)
- Asked 3 years ago
Could you help me solve this problem ?
When I try to click "query database" under database menu in Mysql workbench. it gives me an error:
Cannot Connect to Database Server Your connection attempt failed for user 'root' from your host to server at 127.0.0.1:3306:Can't connect to mysql server on '127.0.0.1'(10061) Please: 1. Check that mysql is running on server 127.0.0.1 2. Check that mysql is running on port 3306 (note: 3306 is the default, but this can be changed) 3. Check the root has rights to connect to 127.0.0.1 from your address (mysql rights define what clients can connect to the server and from which machines) 4. Make sure you are both providing a password if needed and using the correct password for 127.0.0.1 connecting from the host address you're connecting from
- Answered 3 years ago
Did you try to determine if this is a problem with Workbench or a general connection problem? Try this:
- Open a terminal
mysql -u root -p -h 127.0.0.1 -P 3306
- If you can connect successfully you will see a mysql prompt after you type your password (type
quitand Enter there to exit).
Report back how this worked.
- Answered 2 years ago
- Rob Kielty
The following link from the MySQL Server 5.5 documentation contains a comprehensive list of things to check when you encounter this error.
Although for a developer machine where you have forgotten the root password you could always just reinstall the MySQL Server component.