Hi Guys, Welcome to Proto Coders Point. This article is on the solution i.e “pgadmin unable to connect to server”, “could not connect to server: Connection refused”.
Here are 2 issue you may face while connecting to postgresql server using pgadmin.
1. Could not connect to server: Connection refused
2. Unable to connect to postgres server at IP port 5432 failed: timeout expired
Solution 1 – Check if postgresql server is active
run below cmd to check postgresql status
sudo service postgresql status
If it InActive, restart postgresql
sudo service postgresql restart
Solution 2: enable postgres to allow remote connections
By default postgresql remote connection is disabled for globally accessing db using server IP & can only by accessed locally on server itself.
ss -nlt | grep 5432
This should give response as running on global 5432, i.e. 0.0.0.0:5432. This means that psql is now enabled for remote access.
Check out this article to enable postgres to allow remote connections.
Solution 3: All PostgreSQL port 5432 Inbound rules on cloud instance
Check if you have Added Inbound rules for allowing incoming traffic to port 5432, Add Inbound rules, as shown in below image.
After postgres configuring as soon in above steps, you will sure be able to connection postgresql server using pgadmin.