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HOW-TO: Install MySQL Server with phpMyAdmin on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

In this post, I will show you how to install MySQL server with phpMyAdmin to manage it. phpMyAdmin requires Apache2 to be installed, refer to this guide if you don’t already have it installed.

Once you are logged on to your Ubuntu instance, launch Terminal if in GUI or just issue the commands below (server – without GUI):

MySQL Server

sudo apt-get install mysql-server

Verify the packages that will be installed, then type y for yes and press Enter

You will see the installation begin then pause to ask you to configure a root password for MySQL. (This is different than the machine root account password) – Enter your new MySQL root password then press Ok

In the next prompt, confirm your root password and press Ok again

Assuming no errors,