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Need to Connect to a Local MySQL Server? Use Unix Domain Socket!

Unix Socket Domain

When connecting to a local MySQL instance, you have two commonly used methods: use TCP/IP protocol to connect to local address –  “localhost” or 127.0.0.1  – or use Unix Domain Socket.
If you have a choice (if your application supports both methods), use Unix Domain Socket as this is both more secure and more efficient.
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