How to connect to a Docker container running mysql on Windows 10?

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I cannot figure out how to connect to my container from the host. I have tried localhost and But I get an error like this:

/* Connecting to via MySQL (TCP/IP), username root, using password: Yes ... */
/* Can't connect to MySQL server on '' (10061) */

docker ps I get the following:

CONTAINER ID        IMAGE               COMMAND                  CREATED             STATUS              PORTS               NAMES
300248b56399        mysql:5.6           ""   About an hour ago   Up About an hour    3306/tcp            memories
Sep 5, 2018 in Docker by Sophie may
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This is simple, just publish port 3306

docker run -p 3306:3306 --name memories -e MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD=password -d mysql:5.6
answered Sep 5, 2018 by Tyrion anex
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This shouldn'be very difficult, follow these steps:

Start => services => MySQL(ver) => Right-Click => Start

answered Apr 25 by Celia
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I got the exact same error. I hadn't started the MySQL server.
answered Apr 25 by Gopal
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From my experience, start your XAMPP server and then start your MySQL server.
answered Apr 25 by Kishore
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In my case, I hadn't installed the mysql server itself. I installed it and the error disappeared.
answered Apr 25 by Vinod
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Follow these steps:
run MySQLInstanceConfig.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.1\bin\MySQLInstanceConfig.exe
Follow until the end without changing anything.

answered Apr 25 by Bhavesh
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Avoid using bind_address in your my.cnf file. I don't know why but this helped me! If somebody knows the reason why, do let me know. Thank you!

answered Apr 25 by Haseeb

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