We have installed MariaDB instead of MySQL. MariaDB is a MySQL fork maintained by the original MySQL developer Monty Widenius. MariaDB is compatible with MySQL and provides interesting new features and speed improvements when compared to MySQL.
Run the following command to install MariaDB-server and client:
sudo apt-get -y install mariadb-server mariadb-client
Then set a root password for MariaDB.
You will be asked these questions:
Enter current password for root (enter for none): <-- press enter Set root password? [Y/n] <-- y New password: <-- Enter the new MariaDB root password here Re-enter new password: <-- Repeat the password Remove anonymous users? [Y/n] <-- y Disallow root login remotely? [Y/n] <-- y Reload privilege tables now? [Y/n] <-- y
Test the login to MariaDB with the "mysql command"
sudo mysql -u root -p
and enter the MariaDB root password that you've set above. The result should be similar to the screenshot below:
To leave the MariaDB shell, enter the command "quit" and press enter.