Problems with mysql on console

Was able to open mysql on the console yesterday to import a database. Today I get an error:
ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket ‘/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock’ (2)

Their support is off-line today so can’t have them confirm if there is something wrong with the servers or if I am doing something wrong in using them. Is anyone else having problems?

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