How To Install MariaDB on Ubuntu 20.04

Step 1 : we’ll install the mariadb-server package:

sudo apt install mariadb-server -y

Step 2 : After you install the mariadb-server package, check to make sure the service started and is enabled. By default, it should already be running:

systemctl status mariadb

Step 3 : Next, we’ll want to add some security to our MariaDB installation

Step 4 : At this point, we haven’t set a root password yet, so go ahead and just press Enter when the script asks for it. This script will ask you additional questions.

The entire process after executing mysql_secure_installation looks like the following:

Enter current password for root (enter for none):
Set root password? [Y/n]
Remove anonymous users? [Y/n]
Disallow root login remotely? [Y/n]
Remove test database and access to it? [Y/n]
Reload privilege tables now? [Y/n]

Step 5 : we’ll use the mariadb command to access the MariaDB shell

Step 6 : The MariaDB shell prompt will look like this:

MariaDB [(none)]>

We’ll get into MariaDB commands and user management later. For now, you can exit the shell. To exit, you can type exit and press Enter or press Ctrl + D on your keyboard.

Add Comment