Unable to start PleskSQLServer: Can't connect to MySQL server on localhost.

Created:

2016-11-16 13:19:09 UTC

Modified:

2017-08-08 13:38:54 UTC

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Unable to start PleskSQLServer: Can't connect to MySQL server on localhost.

Applicable to:

  • Plesk 12.0 for Windows
  • Plesk 12.5 for Windows

Symptoms

Unable to start PleskSQLServer service and getting the following error:

C:\\>"%plesk_dir%\\mysql\\bin\\mysql" -P8306 -Dmysql ERROR 2003 (HY000): Can't connect to MySQL server on 'localhost' (10061)

Cause

Service is hung in Windows Task Manager.

Resolution

  1. Open Windows services management console: Win+R > services.msc

  2. Restart PleskSQLServer service.

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