I've been trying to install Apache because I want to do PHP development work.
The install didn't work so I aborted it and wanted to make sure that my other installs using MySQL were still working.
I can no longer seem to connect to my SQL server though.
SQL Error (2003): Can't connect to MySQL server on '127.0.0.1' (10061)
Ruby on rails on Server start up returns:
Can't connect to MySQL server on 'localhost' (10061)
MySQL Command Line Client returns:
Error 2003 (HY000): Can't connect to MySQL server on 'localhost' (10061)
I've tried the suggestions found in this thread: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/385292/mysql-cant-connect-to-mysql-server-on-localhost-10061
and have come with the following results:
telnet localhost 3306 Connecting to localhost... Could not open connection to host, on port 3306: Connect failed
sc query mysql [SC] EnumQueryServiceStatus:OpenService Failed 1060: The specified service does not exist as an installed service.
Yet when I look in SQL Server Configuration manager, it says SQL Server (SQLExpress) is in a running State.
I can't seem to troubleshoot this issue. Please help!