Forked from MySQL, MariaDB has been known to be a drop-in replacement that brings enhancements and performance optimizations over MySQL. This tutorial will show you how to install MariaDB onto Ubuntu 14.04 in two ways.
Step 1: Download/Install MariaDB
Install from repository
This is straightforward, simply run the following:
apt-get update -y apt-get install mariadb-server
Manual install from MariaDB mirror (latest version)
Ubuntu server doesn’t ship with a way to add repositories from the command line. The following commands install the MariaDB repository onto your server and install MariaDB:
apt-get install software-properties-common apt-key adv --recv-keys -keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 0xcbcb082a1bb943db add-apt-repository 'deb http://mirror.jmu.edu/pub/mariadb/repo/10.1/ubuntu trusty main'
If you do not wish to execute the previous commands, you could alternatively create a file in
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/ and populate it with these contents:
deb http://mirror.jmu.edu/pub/mariadb/repo/10.1/ubuntu trusty main deb-src http://mirror.jmu.edu/pub/mariadb/repo/10.1/ubuntu trusty main
Next, run the following commands:
apt-get update apt-get install mariadb-server
Finish the installation by running:
If everything is successful, you can proceed to the next step.
Step 2: Verify that MariaDB is operational
After installation, run
mysql -u root -p. Enter your password when prompted. You will see output similar to the following:
Welcome to the MariaDB monitor. Commands end with ; or \g. Your MariaDB connection id is XXXX Server version: 5.5.X Copyright (c) 2000, 2014, Oracle, Monty Program Ab and others. Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement. MariaDB [(none)]>
Congratulations, you have successfully installed MariaDB. If you instead received an error, retry by running the following command:
service mysql start