I downloaded MySQL last week and I've been having a ton of problems getting things to work. I ended up reinstalling it and setting the port to
3307 because for some reason
3306 was greyed out. When I installed it I got an error that the server wasn't configured, but I was able to get a connection working just fine.
Now (a few days later) I'm trying to restart that connection and I keep getting this error:
Cannot Connect to Database Server - Your connection attempt failed for user '
root' from your host to server at
127.0.0.1:3306: Can't connect to MySQL server on '
I've tried adding exceptions to my firewall to ports
3307 and running a new instance configuration wizard (which crashed when it tried to start a service). I'm really new to MySQL and could definitely use help! Thanks!