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Last Updated on February 11, 2023 by Vikash Ekka

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 Operating System. This same method has been tested on Ubuntu 20.04 server as well.

Also Read – Install mysql 5.6 on Ubuntu 20.04


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

How install MySQL 5.6 in Ubuntu 18.04 using terminal

Step 1. 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 xenial main’

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

sudo add-apt-repository ‘deb trusty universe’

Step 2. Now update the repository

sudo apt-get update

Step 3. Install Mysql 5.6 on Ubuntu

sudo apt-get install mysql-server-5.6

Step 4. Create a mysql.sock file

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

Step 5. Give ownership to mysqld file

sudo chown mysql:mysql /var/run/mysqld

Step 6. Now Stop mysql service with below command

sudo /etc/init.d/mysql stop

Step 7. Stat mysql service

sudo /etc/init.d/mysql start

Step 8. Check status of mysql service

sudo service mysql status

You have successfully install the mysql 5.6 server, now its time to login and verify the status

Step 9. Login to mysql 5.6 server

mysql -u root -p

Also Read:

How to install MySQL 5.5 on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.
Uninstall or Remove MySql 5.7 from Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.


In this tutorial, we have shown you how to install MySQL 5.6 on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. MySQL 5.6 is a reliable and high-performance database management system that is widely used for web applications and data warehousing.

By following the steps in this tutorial, you can easily install MySQL 5.6 on your Ubuntu 20.04 LTS system as well.

Let us know if you are facing any issue while installing in the below comment box. We will happy to assist you. Please feel free to contact us.

By Vikash Ekka

Hi All, My name is Vikash Ekka from India. I’m the founder and tech editor of I have completed my Graduation in BCA. I love to write technical articles like Windows, Linux & MAC Tutorials, Tips, Tricks, How To fix, Tutorials About Ethical Hacking & Cyber Security Guide, and Software Review. Currently, I have been working as an IT professional since 2018.

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