phpmyadmin error #2003

Jonathan Shyaka
Jonathan Shyaka used Ask the Experts™
Hi everyone,
A few days ago i opened phpmyadmin and turned out to give this error
"#2003 - The server is not responding "
-phpmyadmin version 2.9.2
-PHP versin 5.2.1
-APACHE version 2.2.4
Please help me out.
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This error indicates that MySQL is not responding to connection request.

1.  Is the database local or remote?
2.  Can you ping the server?
3.  If so, can you connect via the MySQL CLI?
4.  Have you checked to see if the service is started?
5.  Have you checked the firewall?

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