Because I managed to secure the file server so well that even I couldn’t get into it, I was forced to take the server down ungracefully last night.
After we finished working on it (Carl and Raymond, my sons, were there with me), I thought everything was up, however, due to the unclean shutdown, MySQL did not start.
I corrected this just after noon today. My apologies. I’m still working on correcting some configuration issues so this won’t happen again however these corrections should not be service affecting.