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I was trying to use a PHP connection to connect MySQL Database which was on PHPMyAdmin. Nothing fancy about the connection just trying to see whether the connection was successful or not. I was using MAMP to host the database, the connection I was trying to use is this:

$servername = "";
$username = "root";
$password = "root";

try {
    $conn = new PDO("mysql:host=$servername;dbname=AppDatabase", $username, $password);
    // set the PDO error mode to exception
    echo "Connected successfully"; 
catch(PDOException $e)
    echo "Connection failed: " . $e->getMessage();

I had been using postman to test to see if the connection was working, but I kept receiving this error message: 

Connection failed: SQLSTATE[HY000] [2002] Connection refused

Before I was receiving an error message of: 

Connection failed: SQLSTATE[HY000] [2002] No such file or directory

 This was because I had set the servername to localhost, through changing this to the IP address it had given me the connection refused and I have no idea what is wrong.

Any help regarding this would be appreciated.

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The connection was not working, because the connection was trying to connect to port 8888, when it needed to connect to port 8889.

$conn = new PDO("mysql:host=$servername;port=8889;dbname=AppDatabase", $username, $password); 

This will fix the problem, although changing the server name to localhost still gives the error.

Connection failed: SQLSTATE[HY000] [2002] No such file or directory

But it connects successfully when the IP address is entered for the server name.

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