Hi there, I'm a journalist that's in the process of teaching myself SQL using the MySQL software. I've seen some posts to address this issues, but I honestly don't have the knowledge to apply most of the supposed fixes, and the ones I have tried don't work.
I downloaded the most recent version of MySQL workbench, where I was able to connect to my local server using the default settings given to me when starting it up. Everything was working fine, but once I closed the workbench application once, my server went offline and I'm unable to connect. When I try to do this manually using the command prompt, it says "access denied." When I try to connect to the server in the workbench, I get the "Bad handshake 1043" error.
I'm hoping someone can give me fixes in layman's terms, as I honestly have little-to-no idea what I'm doing but would like to begin teaching myself SQL.
Thank you in advance.
If your server "went offline", then it is possible you cannot connect because the server is not running.
From what I can google, MySql Workbench has a "Startup / Shutdown" section/menu/function. Go to that and it may show you the server status, and perhaps you can start it up there as well.
There are terminal/command-prompt actions available to start the server as well, but they are operating system specific and you didn't mention which o/s you're running ...
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