How to install MySQL in Linux

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Use apt-get or yum to install the MySQL server. Be careful to observe if MySQL or MariaDB is installed. Some distributions will actually install MariaDB instead of MySQL.

[root@server1 ~]# apt-get install mysql-server
[root@server1 ~]# yum install mysql


Add the MySQL Authentication library modules to Apache:

[root@server1 ~]# apt-get install libapache2-mod-auth-mysql


Install the following package if your website will be using PHP:

[root@server1 ~]# apt-get install php5-mysql



[root@server1 ~]# mysql_install_db/usr/bin/


Secure MySQL:

[root@server1 ~]# mysql_secure_installation


After install, ensure MySQL is active and running.

[root@server1 ~]# systemctl status mysql


Use systemctl to enable MySQL, which ensure MySQL will automatically be active after a reboot.

[root@server1 ~]# systemctl enable mysql


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