How to Install MySQL on Ubuntu 22.04

UbuntuHow to Install MySQL on Ubuntu 22.04

In the modern big data ecosystem, MySQL is one of the most well-known technologies. It is also referred to as a popular and effective database across many industries. To master this database management system, only a basic understanding is required. Even if you are unfamiliar with relational systems, you can create secure, fast, and powerful storage systems with MySQL.

This write-up will discuss the procedure to install MySQL on Ubuntu 22.04. So, let’s start!

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How to install MySQL on Ubuntu 22.04

To install MySQL on Ubuntu 22.04, you must follow the below-given step-by-step instructions.


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Step 1: Update system repositories

Press “CTRL+ALT+T” to open the terminal of the Ubuntu 22.04 and run the below-given command to update system repositories:

Step 2: Install MySQL on Ubuntu 22.04

In the next step, install the MySQL on your system with the help of the following command:

$ sudo apt-get install mysql-server

Wait for a few minutes as the installation of the MySQL will take some time to complete:

Step 3: Verify MySQL service status

Then, check the status of the “mysql” service:

$ systemctl is-active mysql

The given output signifies that “mysql” service is currently active and running on our Ubuntu 22.04 system:

Step 4: Configure MySQL server

Now, write out the below-given command for performing an initial and interactive configuration of the MySQL server:

$ sudo mysql_secure_installation

In the configuration manual, you will be first asked to set the level for the password validation policy. Input a number from the given menu according to your password validation requirements:

After doing so, type out the new password for “root” and enter “y” to continue with the provided password:

Also, set the other configuration options accordingly:

Step 5: Log in to MySQL server

Next, log in to the MySQL server for setting the default authentication method to “mysql_native_password” and specify a native password for the root:

As you can see, the following query will set the root password to “Password123#@!” and the authentication method to “mysql_native_password”:

> ALTER USER ‘root’@’localhost’

IDENTIFIED WITH mysql_native_password BY ‘Password123#@!’;

Reload the grant tables in the MySQL database so that the changes can be applied without restarting the “mysql” service:

Again, try to login into the MySQL with the password you have set previously:

The above-given error-free output signifies that we have successfully installed and configured MySQL on our Ubuntu 22.04 system.

Lastly, to assure that the MySQL service is active, execute the following command:

$ systemctl status mysql.service

We have compiled the method to install MySQL on Ubuntu 22.04. Give it a try and work on this fantastic database management system.




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