MySQL Workbench could not connect to MySQL server

MySQL Workbench could not connect to MySQL

MySQL Database (Db) is a database service that runs on a Local Server and on the Web. It is ideal for both small and large applications and it uses the standard SQL language. MySQL is free to download and use and has the most comprehensive set of advanced features, management tools, and technical support to achieve the highest levels of MySQL scalability, security, reliability, and uptime. The data in a MySQL database are stored in tables. A table is a collection of related data, and it consists of columns and rows, and the Db is useful for storing information categorically. This article, you will learn how to fix MySQL Workbench could not connect to MySQL server on the localhost 10061. In this article, you will learn how to fix ‘MySQL Workbench could not connect to MySQL server”

Note: It is worth noting that by default, the MySQL server listens for connections only from localhost. Which means it can be accessed only by applications running on the same host. But in production environments, you can allow remote access to the MySQL server.  

In this aspect, you will have to configure the MySQL server to listen on a specific IP address. Or all IP addresses on the server. See the following guides on MySQL. How to reset Mysql Root password, how to access MySQL Server from command Prompt, how to create and delete MySQL database, and how to migrate Veeam MsSQL Database to a new MsSQL Server.

This article shows the steps to resolve connection issues to MySQL Servers. See how to install Microsoft SQL Server 2019 and MsSQL Command line tools on Ubuntu Linux, how to uninstall Microsoft SQL Server on Windows 10 and Windows Server, and how to download and install Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Developer Edition and Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio on Windows 10 and Windows Server.

Root issue why MySQL Workbench could not connect to MySQL server

This error is shown in because the application was unable to connect to the MySQL server. There could be a number of reasons. But in my case, it was because the service was stopped and the service was not running. To fix this issue, kindly follow the steps below.

Launch MySQL Workbench to open the home screen. Existing connections are shown when you click the MySQL Connections view from the sidebar. No connections exist for first-time users.

Launch MySQL Workbench

Click on the Server Menu and click on Startup/Shutdown option as shown below

This will open up the Administration -Startup/Shutdown window. Click on Start Server

Accept the UAC. Next, you will be required to enter your password in order to start the database server. Enter your password and click on OK.

From the Administration, the Startup/Shutdown window, you should see the server is now running. And on this window, you can stop or take the server offline.

As you can see, the MySQL service is also running. And this is all that is needed to resolve this connection issue.

I hope you found this blog post helpful. You have learned how to fix the following error “MySQL Workbench could not connect to MySQL server on the localhost 10061”. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment session.

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