How to Install MariaDB on Debian 10

Install MariaDB on Debian 10

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure MariaDB on Debian 10. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.

MariaDB is a free and open source fork of well known MySQL database management server software, developed by the brains behind MySQL, it’s envisioned to remain free/open source. MariaDB is a drop-in replacement of MySQL with more features, new storage engines, and better performance.

Install MariaDB on Debian

Step 1. The first command will update the package lists to ensure you get the latest version and dependencies.

Step 2. Install MariaDB.

First, import MariaDB gpg key and add repository:

Install the MariaDB server and client packages by running the following command:

Now confirm the installation by typing following:

After installing MariaDB in your system start it’s service using the following command:

Step 3. Secure MariaDB server.

You should now run mysql_secure_installation to configure security for your MariaDB server:

Then enter yes/y to the following security questions:

As a test, you can log into the MariaDB server and run the version command:

Congratulation, you have learned how to install and configure MariaDB on Debian 10 Buster. If you have any question, please leave a comment below.