Install MySQL Server on Linux

Overview

In this tutorial, we’ll be going through the steps of installing Mysql server on the Ubuntu Linux machine.

Environment: Ubuntu Linux Server LTS.

Installing MySQL Server

To install MySQL server on Linux follow the steps.

Open the terminal prompt window

Issue the following commands to install Mysql.

$ sudo apt update

$ sudo apt install mysql-server

 

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Securing the MySQL server deployment.

Run the utility to set the root password and other security parameters for the MySQL server.

$ sudo mysql_secure_installation utility

 

Start the service

$ sudo service mysql start

 

 

Test MySQL server instance

Type the following command to connect to MySQL instance and run a sample test command.

$ sudo mysql -u root -p
Enter password:
Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 10
Server version: 8.0.20-0ubuntu0.20.04.1 (Ubuntu)

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Type ‘help;’ or ‘\h’ for help. Type ‘\c’ to clear the current input statement.

mysql> show databases;
+——————–+
| Database |
+——————–+
| information_schema |
| mysql |
| performance_schema |
| sys |
+——————–+

 

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