For the past three years, I have hosted a website using XAMPP 1.8.3-1 with Ubuntu 13.10. However, my computer locked up last week and when I went in to troubleshoot, I found that the hard drive had been filled up with log files. I deleted the log files and made some changes to keep it from happening again. Then the fun began.
I then stopped the LAMPP services that got started automatically:
sudo /opt/lampp/lampp stop
It looked loke everything stopped OK. Then I restarted LAMPP:
sudo /opt/lampp/lampp start
Apacher and ProFTPD restarted fine, but trying to restart MySQL:
Starting MySQL.....already running.
Then I opened Firefox and ran phpinfo.php and everything looked good. I then ran phpMyAdmin and I got the following error message:
#2002 connwction refused
The server is not responding (or the local server's socket is not correctly configured)
Connection for controluser as defined in your configuration failed
I also tried my Joomla website and received an error
Database error: Unable to connect to the database
Any and all assistance is welcome. I am not particularly linux savey but can usually figure things out. This one has me stumped.