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I am using instantwp for a standalone project and i need to try out the follow scenario/problem:

"instantwp seems to be running but WP can't established a database connection"

This happened to me by accident, when i also started xampp. But how do i shutdown mysql on purpose so i can check how i can handle the failures. I am using a bootstrap and i am using the builtin messages.


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This is not a question about WordPress, it's a question about mysql and XAMPP, there are better places to ask this, close voted as off topic –  Tom J Nowell Apr 12 '13 at 13:19
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