Install MariaDB on CentOS
MariaDB is the community fork and drop-in replacement for MySQL that was started after Oracle acquired MySQL.
Step 1 - Install and Start MariaDB
Run the following commands to install MariaDB, start the MariaDB server and set it so that it automatically starts on system boot.
Step 2 - Initial Configuration
Run the following command to change some of the default settings for MariaDB. This includes allowing you to set the root password, remove anonymous accounts, disable remote root login, and remove test databases.
Step 3 - Login for the First Time
You can login for the first time running the following command.