How to Install MariaDB on Ubuntu 20.04 Quickly


MariaDB is an open-source database management system and replacement of MySQL. You can use MariaDB on LAMP installation, instead of MySQL. In this tutorial, I am going to explain how to install MariaDB on Ubuntu step-by-step.

So, Let’s get started.

Install MariaDB on Ubuntu 20.04


  • Ubuntu 20.04 with non root administrative access.
  • Firewall configured with UFW(Uncomplicated Firewall).

Installation steps of MariaDB

Follow the below steps to install MariaDB on Ubuntu 20.04, configure MariaDB, user create, etc.

Step 1: Install MariaDB

Update the Ubuntu packages index first.

$ sudo apt update

Then install MariaDB by following command.

$ sudo apt install mariadb-server

To, make sure the database management system(MariaDB) installed correctly, run following command.

$ sudo systemctl status mariadb

Output should be something like this.

Install MariaDB on Ubuntu 20.04

Step 2: Configure MariaDB

Now, run MySQL secure installation to tighten the security of the MariaDB. Also, you can set root password and remove anonymous user.

$ sudo mysql_secure_installation

Step 3: Connect MariaDB from the command line

Now, connect MariaDB from command line using following command to create, modify, drop databases.

$ mysql -u root -p

Read Also, How to import and export MySQL databases.


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