This tutorial will teach you how to start MySQL Server on a Windows 11 machine. First, we can configure MySQL Server as a Windows service during installation time. Steps to Install MySQL Server on Windows 11 OS:
Start MySQL Server
There are multiple ways to start the MySQL server. Let’s look at some of them in this tutorial.
- Windows Service App
- Command Line
Windows Services App
If you have installed MySQL using the MySQL Installer, you can start the MySQL server as a Windows service.
Go to the Run dialog prompt. Press Windows Key + R to launch the Run prompt.
(Windows + R)
Type services.msc and press Enter to launch the Windows 11 Services App.
Open Windows services. Look for MySQL service in the services list. Locate the MySQL service.
Check the running status of the server. If the server is not running, right-click on the service and click Start.
The MySQL Server process would be started.
Stop MySQL Server
To stop MySQL, right-click on the service and click Stop.
The MySQL Server process would be stopped.
Restart MySQL Server
To restart MySQL, right-click on the service and click Restart.
The MySQL Server process would be restarted on the machine.
To start the MySQL server using the command line, follow the below steps:
Open Command Prompt with Administrator privileges. Navigate to the MySQL bin directory.
cd C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server <version>\bin
Replace <version> with your MySQL version.
Start the server by typing mysqld command.
That’s it. MySQL server would be started on the machine. Let’s learn how to start a MySQL client in the following tutorial.
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