How to install Mysql 5.6 on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

How to install Mysql 5.6 on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
How to install Mysql 5.6 on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS


MySQL is one of the most popular open-source RDMS (relational database management system) which is easy to use, fast, scalable, and an integral part of the popular LEMP and LAMP stacks.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and secure MySQL 5.6 on an Ubuntu 18.04 LTS machine.


Make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges .

Installing MySQL on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

First of all you have to add a repository in  /etc/apt/sources. list .
Below are the step by step commands that you have to follow for installing MySql 5.6

sudo add-apt-repository 'deb http://kr.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial main'

Note:- if above repository is not working then use below the repo 

sudo add-apt-repository 'deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty universe'


sudo apt update

sudo apt-get install mysql-server-5.6

sudo touch /var/run/mysqld/mysql.sock

sudo chown mysql:mysql /var/run/mysqld


sudo /etc/init.d/mysql stop

sudo /etc/init.d/mysql start

sudo service mysql status

mysql -u root -p

YouTube link:- How to install MySQL 5.6 on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Also Read:- How to install MySQL 5.5 on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

Also Read:- Uninstall or Remove MySql 5.7 from Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

That's it you have successfully installed MySQL 5.6 on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS machine. If you like this post then please comments us we will be very happy. Please feel free to contact us.

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