Article ID: 126412, created on Aug 2, 2015, last review on Aug 2, 2015

  • Applies to:
  • Plesk 12.0 for Windows


Unable to start PleskSQLServer service and getting the following error:

C:\>"%plesk_dir%\mysql\bin\mysql" -P8306 -Dmysql ERROR 2003 (HY000): Can't connect to MySQL server on 'localhost' (10061)


Service is hung in Windows Task Manager.


  1. Open Windows services management console: Win+R > services.msc

  2. Restart PleskSQLServer service.

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ERROR: PleskMainDBException: No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it. (db.php:435)

Unable to start PleskSQLServer. Can't connect to MySQL server on localhost.

Unable to start PleskSQLServer

Can't connect to MySQL server on localhost.

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