Here is the gist of my problem: I have a web application that won't connect when the database has the host is set as localhost, however it will if I use the address 127.0.0.1. The error that PHP gives me when connecting is: "SQLSTATE[HY000] Permission denied". I know that the socket is there because when I stop the service I get "SQ:STATE[HY000] No such file or directory."
After I type in "ls -als /tmp" in the terminal, I see that mysql.sock has the permissions of 777.
Any ideas why I cannot connect to the socket?