MySQL is the most commonly used and popular open-source RDBMS (Relational Database Management System) which is developed and incorporated by Oracle corporation. Most of the server scripts and websites use the MySQL database at the backend of their applications. MySQL database written in C/C++ and tested on various compilers. The latest MySQL version 8.0, that is available for installation in the default CentOS 8 dnf repository. However, we do not need to add any external repository on CentOS 8 for installing the MySQL database.
MySQL 8.0 launched with a bundle of new features that enhance the web application’s performance. While working as a back-end developer or as a web developer, you must know all the features of SQL that you can easily learn using official MYSQL documentation. It is important to note that some applications are not compatible with most of the new MySQL features and changes. So, before installing any SQL version, you must consult the application documentation which you are deploying on CentOS 8 server.
In this article, we are going to explain how to install MySQL on CentOS 8 server using the command line environment.