How to Install and configure MySQL 5.6 on CentOS

Oracle today declared the general accessibility of MySQL 5.6, the world’s most prevalent open-source database.


  • Optimizer enhancements for all-around query execution.
  • InnoDB enhancements for higher value-based throughput.
  • New NoSQL-style memcached APIs.
  • Partitioning changes for questioning and overseeing huge tables.
  • Replication upgrades covering many aspects.
  • Better execution checking by growing the information accessible through the PERFORMANCE_SCHEMA.
  • Step 1: Install the MySQL database:
    First we have to install mysql communitty repository and after that install mysql-server using yum command. Use following steps to install MySQL 5.6.

    # rpm -Uvh 
    # yum -y install mysql-server

    Step 2: Start MySQL.
    After installing mysql packages need to start service of mysql using following command.

    service mysqld start

    Step 3: Start on Boot:
    Run following command to start mysql service on boot:

    # chkconfig mysqld on

    Step 4: Set a secret word for the root client and set other security-related choices. Enter the following command and take after the prompts on your screen to finish the configuration.

    # mysql_secure_installation

    Step 5: Verify Version:
    Verify the MySQL server version using following command.

    # mysql -V

    Sample Output:

    mysql  Ver 14.14 Distrib 5.6.23, for Linux (x86_64) using  EditLine wrapper

    Step 6: Login MySQL:
    Use following command to login in MySQL.

    # mysql -u root -p

    Messages similar to the following display:

    Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
    Your MySQL connection id is 15
    Server version: 5.6.23 MySQL Community Server (GPL)
    Copyright (c) 2000, 2015, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
    Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its
    affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective
    Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement.
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