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How To Install MySQL / MariaDB on CentOS 7

MariaDB is a drop-in replacement for MySQL. It is easy to install, offers many speed and performance improvements, and is easy to integrate into most MySQL deployments. Answers for compatibility questions can be found at: MariaDB versus MySQL – Compatibility. MariaDB offers more storage engines than MySQL, including Cassandra (NoSQL, in MariaDB Version 10), XtraDB (drop-in replacement for InnoDB), and OQGRAPH (in MariaDB Version 10).

Install MySQL / MariaDB

yum -y install mariadb-server mariadb

And then start MySQL, now MariaDB:

systemctl start mariadb

Be sure that MySQL/MariaDB starts at boot:

systemctl enable mariadb

To check the status of MySQL/MariaDB:

systemctl status mariadb

To top MySQL/MariaDB:

systemctl stop mariadb

Check the installation with the command client:

mysql

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