Sami Sami - 21 days ago 6x
PHP Question

mysqli_connect(): (HY000/2002): No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it

I know there are many questions like this, but i didn't find any solution in it.

Things i tried:-

  • checked firewall

  • restarted my PC and Apache server

  • restarted MYSQL

  • checked my code

  • Tried everything i know and found on internet

here's my code:-


$dbhost = 'localhost:3360';
$dbuser = 'root';
$dbpass = '';
$db = 'test_db13';

$conn = mysqli_connect($dbhost,$dbuser,'',$db);

if(! $conn){
die('Could not connect connect: ') ;

echo 'Successfully Connected';

$sql = 'Connected Successfully';
$retvalue = mysqli_query($sql);

if(! $retvalue){
die('Cannot connect to SQL: ');

echo 'DataBase test_db13 has successfully created';



I did set the password, but it still is showing me the error.

Here's the firewall picture:-
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lastly XAMMP is running here's the proof

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If you look at your XAMPP Control Panel, it's clearly stated that the port to the MySQL server is 3306 - you provided 3360. The 3306 is default, and thus doesn't need to be specified. Even so, the 5th parameter of mysqli_connect() is the port, which is where it should be specified.

You could just remove the port specification altogether, as you're using the default port, making it

$dbhost = 'localhost';
$dbuser = 'root';
$dbpass = '';
$db     = 'test_db13';