[2 min installs] MariaDB on Ubuntu

Better Stack Team
Updated on August 30, 2022

Here is how to install MariaDB on Ubuntu 20.04 in under 2 minutes:

Step 1 - Update package index

The first step in the installation process is to update the package index on your system.

apt update downloads the package lists from the repositories and updates them to get information on the newest versions of packages and their dependencies. It will do this for all repositories and PPAs.

sudo apt update

Step 2 - Install the MariaDB package

Now, you can install mariadb-server package using the apt command:

sudo apt install mariadb-server

It is not required but it is highly recommended to run the included security script that comes with the MariaDB installation. The script will guide you through setting up and securing your MariaDB installation:

sudo mysql_secure_installation

That’s it

You have successfully installed MariaDB on your Ubuntu system.

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