In this tutorial we will show you how to install MariaDB on your Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, MariaDB is a an open source and cross-platform database engine and server, designed as a drop-in replacement for the well known and powerful MySQL database engine used on numerous web servers around the world. The application is geared toward database professionals that are in search of a scalable, robust, reliable and stable SQL server, a replacement for the MySQL database server.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation MariaDB in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver.
Install MariaDB on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver
Step 1. First make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal.
Step 2. Installing MariaDB on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.
Installing MariaDB is as simple as running just one command below:
If you want to install MariaDB 10.x Which is not included in distribution repository. We going to add MariaDB repo to our system:
sudoadd-apt-repository'deb [arch=amd64] http://mirror.zol.co.zw/mariadb/repo/10.3/ubuntu bionic main'
Once the key is imported and the repository added you can install MariaDB with:
Once complete, you can verify MariaDB is installed by running the below command:
Step 3. Securing MariaDB after installation.
By default, MariaDB is not hardened. You can secure MariaDB using the mysql_secure_installation script. you should read and below each steps carefully which will set root password, remove anonymous users, disallow remote root login, and remove the test database and access to secure MariaDB:
Configure it like this:
To log into MariaDB, use the following command (note that it’s the same command you would use to log into a MySQL database):
Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed MariaDB. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing MariaDB in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official MariaDB web site.