Problems using MySQL

I added a MySQL host ( and a username after creating a database, however it doesn’t appear as if my host is even running mysql! won’t even resolve (not even from my host - paperboy). When I try to connect to localhost from paperboy to mysql it just says mysql isn’t running.

Am I doing something wrong or did I happen to land on a server that doesn’t even have mysql installed? (‘dpkg -l | grep mysql’ shows no mysql-server package, just the client and common files)

It takes a little bit for the hostname to be created. I went ahead and forced an update, but usually this should happen pretty quickly in any event (within an hour or two of creation).

Mail and databases are handled on machines separate from the hosting machines.