I have a shared server that someone has compromised Wordpress. Is there an easy way to kill MySQL. I am stopping the service but it is just sitting and waiting.... to stop

Shutting down MySQL (Percona Server)...........................
  • Do you have root? sudo killall -9 mysqld Commented Jul 31, 2014 at 23:43
  • @GregHewgill yes I have root. Thanks I will try that Commented Aug 1, 2014 at 0:38
  • @GregHewgill That worked great, thanks, I will post my answer Commented Aug 1, 2014 at 12:28

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The following solved my problem:

sudo killall -9 mysqld

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