How to install MySQL on CentOS, RedHat Linux and configure it

In this lesson you will learn how to install MySQL on CentOS and Redhat Linux.
MySQL is a freely available open source Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) that uses Structured Query Language (SQL). SQL is the most popular language for adding, accessing and managing content in a database. It is most noted for its quick processing, proven reliability, ease and flexibility of use.

How to install MySQL

  1. Install MySQL
    yum install mysql-server mysql php-mysql

How to configure MySQL

  1. Set the MySQL service to start on boot
    chkconfig –levels 235 mysqld on
  2. Start the MySQL service
    service mysqld start
  3. Log into MySQL
    mysql -u root
  4. Set the root user password for all local domains
    SET PASSWORD FOR ‘root’@’localhost’ = PASSWORD(‘new-password‘);
    SET PASSWORD FOR ‘root’@’localhost.localdomain’ = PASSWORD(‘new-password‘);
    SET PASSWORD FOR ‘root’@’127.0.0.1′ = PASSWORD(‘new-password‘);
  5. Drop the Any user
    DROP USER ”@’localhost';
    DROP USER ”@’localhost.localdomain';
  6. Exit MySQL
    exit

Hope it will help you and now you know how to install MySQL.

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