MySQL is a relational database system. In our previous tutorial, you installed Apache and PHP on Amazon Linux. This tutorial will help you to install MySQL 5.7 on Amazon Linux systems.
Step 1 – Prerequsiteis
Login to your Fedora system and open a terminal. Now upgrade the current packages to the latest version by running the following command.
Step 2 – Install MySQL Server
After that run the following command to install the MySQL 5.7 packages on your systems. This will also install all other required dependencies.
yum install mysql57-server
After the installation of MySQL server on Fedora system. Enable the MySQL service to start on system boot. Also, start service using the below commands:
service mysqld start chkconfig mysqld on
Okay, now follow the post-installation instructions.
Step 3 – Post Install Setup
The MySQL community server has been installed on your system. Now run the following command to apply security on MySQL server. Simply execute below command and follow the security wizard.
Follow the onscreen instructions. Change your root account password and Press Y for all other operations to apply improved security.
VALIDATE PASSWORD PLUGIN can be used to test passwords and improve security. It checks the strength of password and allows the users to set only those passwords which are secure enough. Would you like to setup VALIDATE PASSWORD plugin? Press y|Y for Yes, any other key for No: y There are three levels of password validation policy: LOW Length >= 8 MEDIUM Length >= 8, numeric, mixed case, and special characters STRONG Length >= 8, numeric, mixed case, special characters and dictionary file Please enter 0 = LOW, 1 = MEDIUM and 2 = STRONG: 0 Please set the password for root here. New password: Re-enter new password: Estimated strength of the password: 100 Do you wish to continue with the password provided?(Press y|Y for Yes, any other key for No) : y By default, a MySQL installation has an anonymous user, allowing anyone to log into MySQL without having to have a user account created for them. This is intended only for testing, and to make the installation go a bit smoother. You should remove them before moving into a production environment. Remove anonymous users? (Press y|Y for Yes, any other key for No) : y Success. Normally, root should only be allowed to connect from 'localhost'. This ensures that someone cannot guess at the root password from the network. Disallow root login remotely? (Press y|Y for Yes, any other key for No) : y Success. By default, MySQL comes with a database named 'test' that anyone can access. This is also intended only for testing, and should be removed before moving into a production environment. Remove test database and access to it? (Press y|Y for Yes, any other key for No) : y - Dropping test database... Success. - Removing privileges on test database... Success. Reloading the privilege tables will ensure that all changes made so far will take effect immediately. Reload privilege tables now? (Press y|Y for Yes, any other key for No) : y Success. All done!
Step 4 – Connect MySQL Terminal
All done. You can now connect to the MySQL server using the command line. The following command will connect MySQL running on localhost as the root user. This will prompt for the root account password.
mysql -u root -p Enter password: Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or \g. Your MySQL connection id is 5 Server version: 5.7.25 MySQL Community Server (GPL) Copyright (c) 2000, 2019, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners. Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement. mysql>