How can I start MySQL Server?

There are following two methods to start MySQL server −

Using Command Line

We need to run ‘mysqld’ program to run MySQL server. It can be started using the command line with the help of the following command −


We will see nothing after entering the ‘mysqld’ command because it will not print any message in the command window. We should have to trust that MySQL server is running now.

Using file explorer window

We can also start MySQL server by double-clicking the file \mysql\bin\mysqld.exe on our computer.

Updated on: 20-Jun-2020


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