Hello everybody, I have a big problem on a production server (ISPConfig 126.96.36.199, Debian Squeeze 64-bit, Perfect Setup)
I noticed that I can't create new mysql databases via ISPConfig interface. A line with a new database actually appears, but no new database is actually created - and there's nothing new in /var/lib/mysql
I tried to log in as mysql root user via shell - and there was another nasty surprise - it said access denied (wrong credentials)!
So something - or someone - changed my root mysql password.
I still CAN login as other regular mysql users.
I tried to reset the root user password by using this howto:
but this line
doesn't start mysql, it just hangs...
So - was the server hacked, or something just went wrong?
Is there a way to somehow revive the server?
I'd welcome any advice!