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Why do I get error message: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' on shell?

If you get this error message when trying to use the mysql command line utility from shell:

'Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock''

It means you need to access the mysql using -h 127.0.0.1 e.g.

mysql -h 127.0.0.1 -u yourdbuser -p yourdatabase

If you get this error message from a web script, please check with support for the status of the mysql server.



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