How to Install MariaDB on Ubuntu 18.04
This tutorial explains how to install MariaDB on Ubuntu 18.04 bionic beaver. MariaDB is a relational database management system like MySQL, in fact, it is based on MySQL and the MariaDb project started by the same people who originally developed the MySQL database.
To install MariaDB, you will require shell access to your Ubuntu server with root privileges.
MariaDB is in the Ubuntu universe apt repository, so make sure it is enabled:
add-apt-repository universe apt-get update
After that install the mariadb-server package:
apt-get install mariadb-server
After you install the mariadb-server package. MariaDB should start automatically. If not, run following two commands to start and enable MariaDB:
systemctl start mariadb systemctl enable mariadb
Run the status command to make sure the service started and is enabled:
systemctl status mariadb ● mariadb.service - MariaDB 10.1.34 database server Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/mariadb.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled) Active: active (running) since Thu 2018-10-11 05:20:59 UTC; 2h 31min ago Docs: man:mysqld(8) https://mariadb.com/kb/en/library/systemd/ Main PID: 3532 (mysqld) Status: "Taking your SQL requests now..." Tasks: 27 (limit: 505) CGroup: /system.slice/mariadb.service └─3532 /usr/sbin/mysqld
Login to the MariaDB root console, simply type: