Last answered:

01 Oct 2020

Posted on:

28 Sept 2020


Is the SQL server not working?

I haven't been able to establish a connection with the SQL server for many days.  When I try to open Local Instance MySQL80, the action output says "Could not connect, server may not be running" with a message: "Unable to connect to local host: 3306"
The SQL Workbench dashboard says: "Server Status: STOPPED"
I can't use Workbench at all as I follow the SQL course. My paid-subscription learning has hit a big roadblock.
How do I get it working?  Is there tech support, and how do I find it?


After reading similar questions on, I uninstalled everything SQL related, and reinstalled both MySQL Server and MySQL Workbench.  Not only does everything work now, but none of my Workbench tabs were lost.  I still have all of my code and data.

Apparently there is no tech support at 365 Data Science.

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Posted on:

01 Oct 2020


Hi Christopher!
Thanks for reaching out.
I am glad you've managed to find a solution and sorry that you are disappointed. We do provide such support as soon as we can, within one or maximum two business days at most.
There are several potential causes for the error you encountered, where starting the server or solving port issues may lead to the solution of the problem, too.
In general, reinstalling the software solves plenty of potential issues (not just this one), but we are careful when advising it, because it is not always the simplest requests for all users and is still a case-specific process.
In any case, good luck with the course and everything else you can find in our Program and please feel free to post another question should you need further assistance. We'll be very happy to help.
Hope this helps.

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