ERROR 2003 (HY000): Can't connect to MySQL server on '' (111)

by XDK 23. August 2019 20:31


The mention exception occurred while connecting to MySQL database instance remotely.


ubuntu@ip-10-0-1-14:~$ sudo mysql -u root -p -h
Enter password:
ERROR 2003 (HY000): Can't connect to MySQL server on '' (111)


Login to the data tier where MYSQL server --> Login to MYSQL --> Execute the following steps.

  • Comment the bind-address       

        ubuntu@ip-10-0-2-227:~$ sudo mysql -u root -p
        ubuntu@ip-10-0-2-227:~$ more /etc/mysql/mysql.cnf

        !includedir /etc/mysql/conf.d/
        !includedir /etc/mysql/mysql.conf.d/

        Note: Search for bind-address = in /etc/mysql/mysql.cnf. If not found, search for bind-address = in the files under included directories(!includedir).

        ubuntu@ip-10-0-2-227:~$ sudo vi /etc/mysql/mysql.conf.d/mysqld.cnf

        Comment the bind-address as follows
        # bind-address =

        Save the /etc/mysql/mysql.conf.d/mysqld.cnf file

  • Restart mysql to load the recent configuration

        ubuntu@ip-10-0-2-227:~$ sudo systemctl restart mysql
        ubuntu@ip-10-0-2-227:~$ sudo systemctl status mysql
        ● mysql.service - MySQL Community Server
         Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/mysql.service; enabled; vendor preset: en
        Active: active (running) since Wed 2019-08-21 18:31:49 UTC; 13s ago
        Process: 15835 ExecStart=/usr/sbin/mysqld --daemonize --pid-file=/run/mysqld/m
        Process: 15813 ExecStartPre=/usr/share/mysql/mysql-systemd-start pre (code=exi
        Main PID: 15837 (mysqld)
        Tasks: 27 (limit: 1152)
        CGroup: /system.slice/mysql.service
        ─15837 /usr/sbin/mysqld --daemonize --pid-file=/run/mysqld/mysqld.pi

  • Try again

         ubuntu@ip-10-0-1-14:~$ sudo mysql -u root -p -h



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