SOLVED Problem with httpd, mariadb and all other processes


Active Member
Dec 4, 2017
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator

it's been a few hours since the VPS that I manage gives me problems. When i tried to open phpMyAdmin i received this error

mysqli_connect(): (HY000/2002): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (111)
Later, i tried a reboot and both Apache and SSH were no longer available.

Fortunately i have fixed SSH through the cPanel autofixer script, i can navigate in WHM but cannot restart Apache or MariaDB, neither from WHM nor from SSH.

All other services (Exim, Imap, etc...) are down and cannot restart too.

I tried to rebuild httpd config but with no effect.

It seems some misconfiguration issue.

I appreciate any help.


Edit: now i can't connect to SSH, just can navigate into WHM. I have 256 sshd active processes and after have killed them or run again the autofixer script, the processes are still alive :(
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