Why is it not possible to restart MySQL service from Plesk administrator panel on Linux?

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2017-07-26 05:48:50 UTC

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2017-08-16 15:49:31 UTC

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Why is it not possible to restart MySQL service from Plesk administrator panel on Linux?

Applicable to:

  • Plesk for Linux

Question

Why is it not possible to restart MySQL service from Plesk administrator panel on Linux?

Answer

MySQL service is critical for the work of Plesk. If MySQL is stopped via Plesk administrator panel, Plesk will immediately get inaccessible and there will be no way to start it back from administrator panel, only via the command line. To avoid this, managing of MySQL service is only allowed from the command line.

In order to manage MySQL service, the following commands can be used:

# service mysql.service start
# service mysql.service stop
# service mysql.service status

Note that the service name can differ ( mysqld.service or mariadb.service ) depending on the operation system and MySQL server distribution.

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