If you use MAMP like me for local PHP development on OS X it’s great most of the time. Except when it decides to run with this annoying bug on startup up again after first quitting the application once.
If you get the “Error: Could not connect to MySQL server!” notice, here is the solution:
- Quit MAMP
- Open the terminal and type:
killall -9 mysqld
- Restart MAMP