sudo apt-get install mysql-server
During the installation process you will be prompted to enter a password for the MySQL root user.
Once the installation is complete, restart the MySQL server: sudo /etc/init.d/mysql restart
Check if MySQL is running: sudo netstat -tap | grep mysql
you should see the following line or something similar:
tcp 0 0 localhost.localdomain:mysql *:* LISTEN -
You can edit the /etc/mysql/my.cnf file to configure the basic settings -- log file, port number, etc. For example, to configure MySQL to listen for connections from network hosts, change the bind_address directive to the server's IP address:
bind-address = 192.168.0.5
[Note] Replace 192.168.0.5 with the appropriate address.
After making a change to /etc/mysql/my.cnf the mysql daemon will need to be restarted:
sudo /etc/init.d/mysql restart