> Hi everyone!
> I have just finished installing Apache and PHP3 and MySQL.
> I have compiled PHP3 with the mysql support which should work fine, it
> knows the mysql functions. PHP3 works fine with Apache.
> I have written a test program which selects everything in a table.
> But I have recieved the following error message during mysql_connect().
> Is it possible that the user information in mysql_connect() function is
> The error message:
> Warning: MySQL Connection Failed: Can't connect to local MySQL server
> through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (111) in
> /home/user/public_html/index.php3 on line 7
> I don't have any mysql.sock files in /var/lib/mysql.
> What is this mysql.sock good for?
> Help me please!
Do you have a running MySQL on this machine?
This mysql.sock is used to make a direct socket connection to the MySQL server running on
the same machine as the client.
This sort of connection is faster than connecting via TCP/IP, but is only available within
If you don't have a running MySQL server, start one with the "safe_mysqld" script.