In this tutorial we will learn, how to install MySQL Server 5.6 on CentOS 7 / RHEL 7 . In our previous post, we have installed MySQL Server 5.6 on CentOS 6.x/RHEL 7.x.
In CentOS 7/ RHEL 7 , now MariaDB is introduced as a defualt database. Still many Organisations/Company would like to continue with MySQL. Whereas System Admin who earlier worked on MySQL can easily work on MariaDB. MariaDB is a community-developed fork of the MySQL relational database management system.
MariaDB’s lead developer is Michael “Monty” Widenius, the founder of MySQL and Monty Program AB. He had previously sold his company, MySQL AB, to Sun Microsystems for US$1 billion. MariaDB is named after Monty’s younger daughter, Maria. (Reference taken from Wikipedia)
Install MySQL Server 5.6 on CentOS 7 / RHEL 7
Follow the given below steps to install MySQL Server 5.6 .
You must be login with root user in system
Download the Yum Repo package of MySQL Server 5.6
Download the rpm package, which will create a yum repo file for MySQL Server installation.
yum install wget
Install mysql-community-release-el7-5.noarch.rpm package
Install this downloaded rpm package by using rpm command.
rpm -ivh mysql-community-release-el7-5.noarch.rpm
After the installation of this package. We will get two new yum repo related to MySQL
[root@localhost ~]# ls -1 /etc/yum.repos.d/mysql-community* /etc/yum.repos.d/mysql-community.repo /etc/yum.repos.d/mysql-community-source.repo [root@localhost ~]#
Installing MySQL Server
By using yum command, now we will install MySQL Server 5.6 . All dependencies will be installed itself.
yum install mysql-server
How to start/stop/restart MySQL Server
Now MySQL Server is installed on your system.
To start MySQL Service, run command
systemctl start mysqld
To stop MySQL Service, run command
systemctl stop mysqld
To restart MySQL Service, run command
systemctl restart mysqld
To get status of MySQL Service, run command
systemctl status mysqld
Reset MySQL root password
On fresh installation of MySQL Server. The MySQL root user password is blank.
For good security practice, we should reset the password MySQL root user.
On newly installed MySQL Server, we generally recommend to use the command script. You have to just follow the instructions.
In another method,you can log into MySQL server database and reset the password in secure way.
mysql -u root
You will see mysql prompt like this mysql> . Use the below given commands to reset root’s password.
mysql> use mysql; mysql> update user set password=PASSWORD("GIVE-NEW-ROOT-PASSWORD") where User='root'; mysql> flush privileges; mysql> quit
Really. I say thanks for your comments.
really help me, one time directly succeed
Worked on the 1st try! Thank you sir!
Sharad Chhetri says
Perfect ! Thanks for commenting Ram 🙂
easy to to follow instructions, thanks, they helped me a lot
thanks a lot, i now installed mysql 5.6.
Amazing work dear Sharad. I am so grateful for your perfect instructions that are fool proof. In fact I had to clean mariadb 5.5 from centos 7 and also a 56 version i had first. If anyone tries when earlier versions are there they may have errors like many comments here.
Each previous install of mysql should be uninstalled and then reinstall. My suggestion is that you could add in your article if someone has another ver of mysql they may like to uninstall first after saving their current databases if any, I did on a new setup so it did work without any error. Thanks and appreciations for your good work. Thanks.
Thank you very much, it helps me a lot.
This is a great tutorial. However, I have a server with Plesk 12.5 and Centos 7 that installed the default MariaDB. I need to use the native Mysql 5.6. So my question is how do I replace mariadb with mysql 5.6 or if I follow the steps above, how does plesk see the mysql database server as localhost/default.
I do not want to do a complete reinstall of Plesk and the server.