How to install MySQL

Here is a step by step how to install MySQL and secure it for your unlimited VPS hosting. You will need to either be logged in as root or utilize SUDO.

CentOs installation:

sudo yum install mysql-server


Ubuntu or Debian installation:

apt-get install mysql-server mysql-client


Enable auto restart:

chkconfig --levels 235 mysqld on


Start up MySQL:

/etc/init.d/mysqld start


Now you need to secure your installation using this simple command:


You will be asked to set and change your root password to your MySQL installation. If you don't run this it will allow anyone to connect to your database without a password. You will also want to remove the test user that was created during the installation.


Now you can try logging in:

mysql -u root -p  

This will prompt you to enter the password.

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