MySQL is the world’s most popular open source relational database management system that runs as a server providing multi-user access to a number of databases.
This guide explains how to install and perform the initial secure configuration of MySQL Server on CentOS/RHEL based systems.
MySQL Server Installation
Install MySQL Server and MySQL Client using ‘yum’ command.
# yum install mysql-server mysql
Set the MySQL server daemon to start at boot.
# chkconfig mysqld on
# service mysqld start
MySQL Server Initial Configuration
Run MySQL secure installation script.
Note: Running all parts of this script is recommended for all MySQL servers in production use! Please read each step carefully!
Perform the next steps:
- [Y] – Set the root password;
- [Y] – Remove anonymous users;
- [Y] – Disallow root login remotely;
- [Y] – Remove test database and access to it;
- [Y] – Reload privilege tables.
Once these steps are complete you would be able to log into MySQL Server console with the following command:
# mysql -u root -p