com.mysql.jdbc.exceptions.jdbc4.CommunicationsException: Communications link failure

com.mysql.jdbc.exceptions.jdbc4.CommunicationsException: Communications link failure is an exception that is thrown when there is a failure in the communication link between your Java program and the MySQL database. This can happen for a variety of reasons, such as:

  • The MySQL server is not running.
  • The MySQL server is not listening on the correct port.
  • The MySQL server is not accessible due to a firewall or network issue.
  • The MySQL client library is not properly installed or configured.

To troubleshoot this issue, you can try the following:

  1. Make sure that the MySQL server is running and that you can connect to it using the MySQL command line client or a GUI tool like MySQL Workbench.
  2. Check the MySQL server logs for any error messages that might help diagnose the issue.
  3. Make sure that the MySQL server is listening on the correct port and that it is accessible from the machine where your Java program is running.
  4. Make sure that the MySQL client library (e.g., mysql-connector-java) is properly installed and configured.

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions.