How to Install MySQL on CentOS 7

MySQL is a widely-used open-source relational database management system. This article will guide you through installing MySQL on CentOS 7.

Updating System Packages

Update your system’s packages:

sudo yum update -y

Installing MySQL

Install MySQL by first adding the MySQL repository:

sudo rpm -Uvh

Then, install MySQL:

sudo yum install mysql-server -y

Starting and Enabling MySQL

Start the MySQL service:

sudo systemctl start mysqld

Enable it to start on boot:

sudo systemctl enable mysqld

Securing MySQL

Run the security script:

sudo mysql_secure_installation

Follow the prompts to set a root password, remove anonymous users, disallow remote root login, and remove the test database.

Accessing MySQL

Log in to MySQL:

mysql -u root -p

Enter the root password when prompted.

MySQL is now installed and secured on your CentOS 7 server, ready for use in your applications or data management tasks.

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