Install MySQL

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Introduction

MySQL is the world’s most popular open source database system.

Requirements

Installation

Install MySQL server

sudo apt-get install mysql-server

Set the mysql root user password during the installation

Install the default MySQL databases

sudo mysql_install_db

Run the finisher script and respond except for the first prompt with yes in order to get a secure MySQL installation

sudo /usr/bin/mysql_secure_installation

Connect to your new MySQL server

mysql -uroot -p

Enter the root password

And run this command to get the MySQL version

SHOW variables LIKE "%version%";

Source

Ubuntu MySQL server guide

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