Installing and Setting Up MySQL Database on Windows/Mac/Linux

MySQL is a popular open-source relational database management system that is used by many developers and businesses to store and manage data. Here are the steps to install and set up MySQL on Windows, Mac, or Linux:

Set up MySQL on Windows

  1. Download the MySQL Installer from the official MySQL website:

Go to the official MySQL website, select "Downloads" from the top menu, and then click on "MySQL Installer" from the drop-down menu. From there, select the appropriate installer file for your version of Windows, either 32-bit or 64-bit.

  1. Run the installer and select the "Custom" option:

After downloading the MySQL installer, double-click on it to start the installation process. You will be presented with a window that asks you to choose the type of setup you want. Choose "Custom" to select the specific components you want to install.

  1. Choose the MySQL Server version that you want to install and click "Next":

On the next screen, you will be prompted to select the version of MySQL Server you want to install. Choose the version you want and click "Next".

  1. Select the "Developer Default" setup type and click "Next":

Next, you will be asked to choose the type of setup you want. Choose "Developer Default" to install the most commonly used components.

  1. Select the "Standalone MySQL Server / Classic MySQL Replication" option and click "Next":

The next screen will ask you to choose the MySQL server type. Choose "Standalone MySQL Server / Classic MySQL Replication" and click "Next".

  1. Select the installation folder and click "Next":

On the next screen, you will be prompted to choose the installation folder. The default location is usually fine, but you can choose a different location if you prefer. Click "Next" to continue.

  1. Click "Execute" to begin the installation:

 After selecting the installation folder, you will be presented with a summary of the installation options you have chosen. Click "Execute" to begin the installation process.

  1. Once the installation is complete, click "Finish":

After the installation is complete, you will be prompted to click "Finish" to exit the installer.

  1. Open the MySQL Command Line Client from the Start menu and enter your MySQL root user password:

To start using MySQL, open the MySQL Command Line Client from the Start menu. You will be prompted to enter your MySQL root user password. This is the password you chose during the installation process. Once you have entered your password, you will be able to start using MySQL from the command line.

Set up MySQL on Mac

  1. Install Homebrew

Homebrew is a package manager for Mac that makes it easy to install software. Open the Terminal app on your Mac and paste the following command: /bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/HEAD/install.sh)"

  1. Use Homebrew to install MySQL

 With Homebrew installed, you can now use it to install MySQL by entering brew install mysql in the Terminal.

  1. Start the MySQL service

After the installation is complete, start the MySQL service by entering brew services start mysql in the Terminal.

  1. Secure the MySQL installation

MySQL comes with a script called mysql_secure_installation that helps you set up some basic security settings. Enter mysql_secure_installation in the Terminal and follow the prompts to set a root user password and other security settings. You will be prompted to enter your root user password and answer some questions about security settings. It is recommended that you answer "yes" to all the questions to secure your MySQL installation.

  1. Follow the prompts to set a root user password and other security settings

Once you have run mysql_secure_installation, you will have set a root user password for MySQL. You can now use this password to access MySQL from the command line. You can start using MySQL by opening the Terminal and entering mysql -u root -p to connect to the MySQL server.

MySQL on Linux (Ubuntu):

  1. Open the Terminal and enter sudo apt update

Open the Terminal app on your Linux (Ubuntu) machine and run the following command to update the package lists: sudo apt update

  1. Install MySQL by entering sudo apt install mysql-server

 After the package lists have been updated, you can install MySQL by running the following command: sudo apt install mysql-server

  1. Once the installation is complete, start the MySQL service by entering sudo systemctl start mysql

 After the installation is complete, start the MySQL service by running the following command: sudo systemctl start mysql

  1. Secure the MySQL installation by entering sudo mysql_secure_installation

MySQL comes with a script called mysql_secure_installation that helps you set up some basic security settings. Enter sudo mysql_secure_installation in the Terminal and follow the prompts to set a root user password and other security settings. You will be prompted to enter your root user password and answer some questions about security settings. It is recommended that you answer "yes" to all the questions to secure your MySQL installation.

  1. Follow the prompts to set a root user password and other security settings

Once you have run sudo mysql_secure_installation, you will have set a root user password for MySQL. You can now use this password to access MySQL from the command line. You can start using MySQL by opening the Terminal and entering mysql -u root -p to connect to the MySQL server.

 


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