How to Install MySQL on CentOS 8

Install MySQL on CentOS 8

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure MySQL on CentOS 8. 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.

MySQL is the most popular open-source relational database management system. It supports both SQL and NoSQL, and has a pluggable storage engine architecture. Additionally, it also comes with multiple database connectors for different programming languages, allowing you to develop applications using any of the well known languages, and many other features.

Install MySQL on CentOS

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

Step 2. Installing MySQL on CentOS.

Install the MySQL package with the following command:

To start and enable PostgreSQL you need to use the systemctl command:

Step 3. Secure MySQL server.

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

Then enter YES/Y to the following security questions:

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

Enter the root password when prompted, and you will be presented with the MySQL shell as shown below:

Congratulation, you have learned how to install and configure MySQL on CentOS 8. If you have any question, please leave a comment below.