Starting and Stopping MySQL Server

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Let us understand how MySQL server can be started and stopped on Linux and Windows −

Linux – Start and Stop Server

On Linux, the start and stop can be done from the command line as shown below −

/etc/init.d/mysqld start
/etc/init.d/mysqld stop

/etc/init.d/mysqld restart

Linux – Service Commands

Some Linux types offer service command as well −

service mysqld start

service mysqld stop

service mysqld restart


service mysql start

service mysql stop

service mysql restart

Windows – Start and Stop Server

Let us understand how it can be done on Windows −

  • Open ‘Run’ Window by using Win key + R

  • Type ‘services.msc’

  • Now search for MySQL service based on the version that is installed.

  • Click on ‘stop’, ‘start’ or ‘restart’ the service option.

Otherwise, the user can start/stop MySQL from the command prompt. It can be done as shown below −

C:\> "C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 8.0\bin\mysqld"

C:\> "C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 8.0\bin\mysqladmin" −u root shutdown
Published on 10-Mar-2021 16:41:31