Check out example codes for "can't connect to local mysql server through socket". It will help you in understanding the concepts better.

Code Example 1

Solution #1: Check If MySQL Service is Runnning.
Solution #2: Connect with 127.0. 0.1.
Solution #3: Modify the my. cnf file.
Solution #4: Verify mysql. sock Location.
Solution #5: Change MySQL Folder Permission.
Solution #6: Multiple MySQL Instances.

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