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When trying to access phpmyadmin im getting this error, any idea how to solve it?




MySQL said: Documentation

#2002 - The server is not responding (or the local MySQL server's socket is not correctly configured)

Connection for controluser as defined in your configuration failed.

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Hi I am on XP and just now downloaded the newest release and when I try to go to phpmyadmin first thing after starting the servers I get the following error:


#1045 - Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES)


phpMyAdmin tried to connect to the MySQL server, and the server rejected the connection. You should check the host, username and password in your configuration and make sure that they correspond to the information given by the administrator of the MySQL server.


thanks! Megan

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I have noticed problems with connecting to the mySQL database on 64bit as well, tested on 4 different OS:

The problem only seem to occur when using the extension=php_pdo_mysql.dll


Windows XP 32bit: works fine

Windows Server 2003 32bit: works fine

Windows 7 64bit: does not work

Windows server 2008 64bit: does not work


I haven't had the chance to test it on a 2003 64bit system yet though.


Feel free to check my thread here:



I am not getting any replies to the thread and assume nobody has a solution for it yet. Considering thread has been open for quite some time and have hundreds of views.

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Strangely after years of using US this problem just appeared and persisted after several restarts. Nothing has changed on this PC but i started digging around the web for the cause, the below seems to have resolved my problem.


First open up where you installed US, and browser to the following folder.




Open config.inc.php and find this line.


$cfg['Servers'][$i]['host']		  = 'localhost';  // MySQL hostname or IP address


Change that to.


$cfg['Servers'][$i]['host']		  = '';  // MySQL hostname or IP address


Save, then restart the server.


Mysteriously it should now work..


Just thought i'd put it out there as it helped me resolve this issue, which has up until now never occured on any of my US installations.

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That mod was introduced staring at US 5.5 to resolve W7 issue.


It’s difficult to resolve issues on the forum when US and OS version are not stated.


All the best

Ric :angry:

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