In this tutorial we will show you how to install MariaDB on Linux Mint 19. For those of you who didn’t know, MariaDB is an open source, multi-threaded relational database management system, backward compatible replacement for MySQL.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation MariaDB database on a Linux Mint 19 (Tricia) server.
Install MariaDB on Linux Mint 19
Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running these following apt commands in the terminal:
Now, we import MariaDB key to your system by typing following:
Next, importing key add MariaDB repository:
sudoadd-apt-repository'deb [arch=amd64,arm64,ppc64el] http://ftp.utexas.edu/mariadb/repo/10.3/ubuntu bionic main'
Finally, let’s update package information from all configured sources:
Let’s verify that we’ve correctly installed MariaDB. At your shell, type:
After installation, MariaDB will start automatically. To check status type following command:
By default, MariaDB is not hardened. You can secure MariaDB using the mysql_secure_installation script. you should read and below each steps carefully which will set root password, remove anonymous users, disallow remote root login, and remove the test database and access to secure MariaDB:
To log into MariaDB, use the following command (note that it’s the same command you would use to log into a MariaDB database):
Also try to create a new database, user and assign privileges to a database:
## CREATE DATABASE
## CREATE USER ACCOUNT
## GRANT PERMISSIONS ON DATABASE
## RELOAD PRIVILEGES
Then, restart the MariaDB database server and enable it to start on system start-up using:
Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed MariaDB. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing MariaDB database in Linux Mint 19 Tricia systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official MariaDB website.