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How do I get MySQL to work so my testing site can be set up?

Thread began 1/28/2015 1:36 am by anonymous | Last modified 1/29/2015 11:09 pm by Wolfie | 1133 views | 4 replies |


How do I get MySQL to work so my testing site can be set up?

Hey there,

I followed your tutorial for installed XAMPP to the letter. I also followed the instructions at this URL to modify the ports since I was getting ports in use errors:

I changed Apache's ports to 1234 & 1443 and MySQLs port to 3307
I'm accessing localhost via this URL: http://localhost:1234

But I still can't get MySQL to work.

1. In the XAMPP Control Panel, Service for MySQL is checked green and I can click Start and it goes to "Status change detected: running..." I thought this meant all was good BUT

2. I go to this URL: http://localhost:1234/xampp/index.php and I get erros trying to acces security and phpMyAdmin

I get this error with phpMyAdmin:

MySQL said:
#2002 - No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it.
The server is not responding (or the local server's socket is not correctly configured).

I get this error with security:

MySQL SuperUser:
The MySQL server is not running or is blocked by a firewall! Please check this problem first ...

So the control panel shows green and running but the localhost interface is throwing errors. I've checked my Windows Firewall and the Apache and MySQL apps are allowed.

I've searched for hours and read dozens of websites for a solution and nothing is working. I have no idea what to do. Please help!

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

First thing to look at is any fire wall you have set up, it may be that there is a fire wall setting blocking communication on the ports you are trying to use.

if you still have a problem after disabling your fire wall, I would go to the Apache friends forum. They are more geared to troubleshooting XAMPP than this forum is.

I found this similar thread over there:

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Hey jason,

As I noted above, I already validated that my firewall wasn't causing the issue, using that exact link too lol. I changed all of the ports to very random ones so there would be no conflicts. And read almost every article in that forum and tried every suggestion. I'm at a total wall now w this though I was going to try to uninstall and reinstall everything. Just not able to give that a try til the WA extension error I posted on another ticket/blog is figured out since I can't use WA at the moment. Any other thoughts?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

the apache friends forum i linked to is the best place to get help troubleshooting issues with XAMPP.

I suggest posting your issue over there.

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ok. thanks

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