I've followed all the instructions, however if I try to log in or try to access phpMyAdmin I receive an error that says "#2002 - Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' (2) The server is not responding (or the local server's socket is not correctly configured)."
I even checked the path /var/run/mysqld and the file aforemetioned "mysqld.sock" does not exist.
Before marking my post as a duplicate, none of the other topics propose some actual solutions. I've also updated the appliance twice today to make sure.
EDIT - I've tried to reinstall the database per the instructions here pset7 phpMyAdmin errors on loading pset7.sql but I receive the same error. I've then hit ok then retry and the socket is still missing. Most importantly, when I boot the appliance there's a line "Starting MySQL service = [fail]" rather than "[OK]"