Installed ISCPconfig with no error, everything worked great, then I imported dumped database files from old server. As mysql username was different everything got messed up when changing password back to the one used for ISCPonfig set up after flush privileges. However sorted that all out got mysql back up with the original install password for root, however cannot login to ISCPConfig and the log in page is very slow. When I go to check the user iscpconfig in the user table for mysql there is no such user. Using /etc/init.d/mysql restart works fine and I can log into mysql as root and same password, however if I use mysql restart I get: ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: NO), Using mysql restart --skip-grant-tables mysql: unknown option '--skip-grant-tables' root@server1:~# mysqld --skip-grant-tables 130621 14:36:21 [Note] Plugin 'FEDERATED' is disabled. 130621 14:36:21 InnoDB: Initializing buffer pool, size = 8.0M 130621 14:36:21 InnoDB: Completed initialization of buffer pool InnoDB: Unable to lock ./ibdata1, error: 11 InnoDB: Check that you do not already have another mysqld process InnoDB: using the same InnoDB data or log files. 130621 14:36:21 InnoDB: Retrying to lock the first data file InnoDB: Unable to lock ./ibdata1, error: 11 InnoDB: Check that you do not already have another mysqld process InnoDB: using the same InnoDB data or log files. InnoDB: Unable to lock ./ibdata1, error: 11 At end message is: 130621 14:38:01 [ERROR] Plugin 'InnoDB' init function returned error. 130621 14:38:01 [ERROR] Plugin 'InnoDB' registration as a STORAGE ENGINE failed. 130621 14:38:01 [ERROR] Can't start server: Bind on TCP/IP port: Address already in use 130621 14:38:01 [ERROR] Do you already have another mysqld server running on port: 3306 ? 130621 14:38:01 [ERROR] Aborting 130621 14:38:01 [Note] mysqld: Shutdown complete When I do lsof -i:3306 COMMAND PID USER FD TYPE DEVICE SIZE/OFF NODE NAME mysqld 18809 mysql 10u IPv4 853706 0t0 TCP localhost.localdomain:mysql (LISTEN) ps aux | grep mysql tim 19274 0.3 0.0 2435116 532 s000 R+ 2:43pm 0:00.00 grep mysql So I kill the service kill -9 18809 user@server1:~# mysql restart ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' (111) but /etc/init.d/mysql restart starts mysql no problem. In phpmyadmin the dbispconfig is there, as are the users I created in the sys_user table.