Creating and Managing Connections
fter installing MySQL Workbench, you have three options available for product use. They are SQL Development, Data Modeling, and Server Administration.
The SQL Development and Server Administration tools require connections to the database. This connection works through a socket. A socket can work through a Unix or Linux pipe or through an ephemeral port (that’s a short-lived port) where a listener actively listens for incoming requests.
You configure, test, and run connections from within MySQL Workbench. ...