How To Install Percona on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install Percona on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Percona on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Percona Server is a free and open-source distribution of the MySQL relational database management system created by Percona. Percona Server is used by thousands of enterprises to provide superior performance, scalability, and instrumentation for their workloads. It is compatible with many cloud providers including, AWS, Google Cloud, Azure, and many more.

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 the step-by-step installation of the Percona Database Server on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues
  • A non-root sudo useror access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Percona on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install wget unzip gnupg2

Step 2. Installing Percona on Ubuntu 20.04.

By default, Percona is not available on Ubuntu 20.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to download repository packages from Percona on your Ubuntu system:

wget$(lsb_release -sc)_all.deb

Once the download is completed, install the package with dpkg command:

sudo dpkg -i percona-release_latest.$(lsb_release -sc)_all.deb

Finally, install the Percona server using the following command below:

sudo percona-release setup ps80
sudo apt install percona-server-server

During the installation, you will be asked to set a root password.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Percona. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Percona Database Server on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Percona website.

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