MySQL

MySQL is a Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) that runs as a server providing multi-user access to a number of databases.  For more information on MySQL, you can visit their website at www.mysql.com.

Version

This documentation was written for MySQL 5.0.45 but may be usefull with other versions.

How to install MySQL

  1. Install MySQL
    yum install mysql-server mysql php-mysql

How to configure MySQL

  1. Set the MySQL service to start on boot
    chkconfig --levels 235 mysqld on
  2. Start the MySQL service
    service mysqld start
  3. Log into MySQL
    mysql -u root
  4. Set the root user password for all local domains
    SET PASSWORD FOR 'root'@'localhost' = PASSWORD('new-password');
    SET PASSWORD FOR 'root'@'localhost.localdomain' = PASSWORD('new-password');
    SET PASSWORD FOR 'root'@'127.0.0.1' = PASSWORD('new-password');
  5. Drop the Any user
    DROP USER ''@'localhost';
    DROP USER ''@'localhost.localdomain';
  6. Exit MySQL
    exit

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