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Install MySQL database server on Debian or Ubuntu

This tutorial shows you how to install a MySQL database server on Debian/Ubuntu. You can install a MySQL database server on Debian/Ubuntu by doing the following:

Step 1. Open your VPS console from the Power Management control panel.
Step 2. Log In to your VPS by entering your username and password.
Step 3.

Update the apt-get repository using the following command:

# apt-get update && apt-get upgrade
Step 4.

Install the MySQL database server and client using the following command:

# apt-get install mysql-server mysql-client

Sample output:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  libxcb-render-util0-dev xulrunner-1.9.1 libxcb-render-util0
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
Selecting previously deselected package libnet-daemon-perl.
(Reading database ... 159847 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking libnet-daemon-perl (from .../libnet-daemon-perl_0.43-1_all.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package libplrpc-perl.
Unpacking libplrpc-perl (from .../libplrpc-perl_0.2020-2_all.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package libdbi-perl.
Unpacking libdbi-perl (from .../libdbi-perl_1.612-1_amd64.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package libdbd-mysql-perl.
Selecting previously deselected package libdbd-mysql-perl.
Unpacking libdbd-mysql-perl (from .../libdbd-mysql-perl_4.016-1_amd64.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package mysql-client-5.1.
Unpacking mysql-client-5.1 (from .../mysql-client-5.1_5.1.49-3_amd64.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package mysql-server-core-5.1.
Unpacking mysql-server-core-5.1 (from .../mysql-server-core-5.1_5.1.49-3_amd64.deb) ...
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Step 5. You will be prompted to enter and repeat a new MySQL root password during installation.
install a mysql database server on debian or ubuntu step 5
Step 6. Confirm the new MySQL root password by repeating it.
install a mysql database server on debian or ubunto step 6 confirm password
If the installation was successful, the output will be as following:
install a mysql database server on debian or ubunto step 7 success output
Step 7. MySQL server service runs at port 3306 by default. You can check if port 3306 is open by using the following command:
# netstat -tulpn | grep :3306

Congratulations, you have installed MySQL database server on Debian/Ubuntu.

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