MySQL is a widely used and fast SQL database server. It is a client/server implementation that consists of a server daemon (mysqld) and many different client programs/libraries.
Installing Mysql database in Ubuntu
sudo aptitude install mysql-server mysql-client libmysqlclient15-dev
This will complete the installation of mysql server 5.0.45 in ubuntu gutsy.
Configuring Mysql in ubuntu
MySQL initially only allows connections from the localhost (127.0.0.1). We’ll need to remove that restriction if you wish to make it accessible to everyone on the internet. Open the file /etc/mysql/my.cnf
sudo gedit /etc/mysql/my.cnf
Find the line bind-address = 127.0.0.1 and comment it out
#bind-address = 127.0.0.1
You can check your configuration using the following command
Output Looks like below
tcp 0 0 *:mysql *:* LISTEN 4997/mysqld
MySQL comes with no root password as default. This is a huge security risk. You’ll need to set one. So that the local computer gets root access as well, you’ll need to set a password for that too. The local-machine-name is the name of the computer you’re working on. For more information see here
sudo mysqladmin -u root password your-new-password
sudo mysqladmin -h root@local-machine-name -u root -p password your-new-password
sudo /etc/init.d/mysql restart
Manage Mysql using Phpmyadmin
phpMyAdmin is a tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the Web. Currently it can create and drop databases, create/drop/alter tables, delete/edit/add fields, execute any SQL statement, manage keys on fields, manage privileges,export data into various formats and is available in 54 languages. GPL License information.
Install phpmyadmin in ubuntu
sudo aptitude install phpmyadmin
This will complete the installation.
Now you need to goto http://serverip/phpmyadmin/
Login using your mysql root as username and password