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How to start the MySQL server if it isn’t running

Introduction:

The server must be running to use it, which is usually done automatically.

Requirements:

MySQL server was installed

Procedure:

Opening Services on Windows versions after Win XP:

Start task manager / Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc / Right click Start menu bar

Select the Services menu option

Click Services on the bottom right corner

Opening Services on Win XP:

Click Start menu

Right click “My Computer”

Click “Manage”

Click “Services and Applications”

Click “Services”

Starting the Service:

Locate your MySQL service

Right click the services

Click “Start”

To start the server from the command line:

Navigate to the MySQL ‘bin’ directory, such as by typing:

cd "C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.6\bin"

Then, type:

mysqld

to start the server. This starts the daemon, which is a background process.