The server must be running to use it, which is usually done automatically.
MySQL server was installed
Opening Services on Windows versions after Win XP:
Start task manager / Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc / Right click Start menu bar
Select the Services menu option
Click Services on the bottom right corner
Opening Services on Win XP:
Click Start menu
Right click “My Computer”
Click “Services and Applications”
Starting the Service:
Locate your MySQL service
Right click the services
To start the server from the command line:
Navigate to the MySQL ‘bin’ directory, such as by typing:
cd "C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.6\bin"
to start the server. This starts the daemon, which is a background process.