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What Is the Database Socket Path?
What Is the Database Socket Path?

Locating the database socket in Linux hosting environments

Updated over a week ago

A database socket is a communication endpoint that allows programs to connect to a database server over a network. Whenever an application wants to interact with a database, it can use a socket to establish a connection, send requests, and receive responses.

The database socket path refers to the location of the socket file within the server.

The default socket file location on Unix-like systems, including Linux, is the following:


On VPS hosting, the socket path might differ depending on the operating system you have installed.

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