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MySQL Database Server

1. What is a MySQL Database Server?
2. How do I install a MYSQL Database Server?

What is a MySQL Database Server?

MySQL is a relational database management system that uses the Structured Query Language (SQL) to manage databases. A typical use for a MySQL Database server is the storage of information for the generation of dynamic webpages.


How do I install a MYSQL Database Server?

  1. Read How do I add Universe and Multiverse?

  2. Install the mysql-server package with Synaptic(See How do I use Synaptic to install packages?)

    Miscellaneous - Text Based > mysql-server

  3. Next, set the MYSQL root password:

    mysqladmin -u root password db_user_password

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