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Port 3306

tut404 asked
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Last Modified: 2013-12-13
Hi All,

I just download EasyPHP and installed in my Windows XP Pro, when I start the MYSQL services in EasyPHP, I got this error message "MYSQL port (3306)is used by mysqld-nt.exe", I do not know how to stop the mysqld-nt.exe and start this MYSql in PHP.

Please advise.

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For this go to Windows XP Service management. (control panel->administrative menu->Service) and go to mysql Service and stop and also mark it Start manual/ or disable if you don't want it to run at all. this way you can stop other instanace of you mysql.

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You don't need to start it if it is already running!

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either stop the other service as suggested by VIkasumit
or edit your my.cnf (in the installation directory of mysql) and configure another port


Hi VIkasumit,

Problem resolved. Thanks.


I am happy to hear that...:o)

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