MySQL Service Not Starting

By | September 24, 2021

If a server running MySQL has an improper shutdown, the service cannot be started. This is because 2 files are in a corrupt state. This will cause WordPress sites hosted on the same server to display a database error. To fix this:

  1. Open: C:\ProgramData\MySQL\MySQL Server n.n\data
  2. Move ib_logfile0 & ib_logfile1 to a temp folder.
  3. Start “MySQL nn” Service