MySQL is a widely used and efficient open-source relational database management system. It is a vital component in many web-based applications. This guide is designed to help mac users to install MySQL on their system. Here’s a step-by-step process on how to install MySQL on your Mac.
Step 1: Downloading MySQL
The first step in installing MySQL on your Mac is to download the MySQL installer package. This can be done by visiting MySQL official download page.
Select the MySQL Community Server GPL Downloads page, choose the macOS version. Make sure to choose the DMG Archive option as this is the most straightforward to install.
Step 2: Install MySQL
Once the download is complete, you should have a .dmg file. Open this file, and you will see a .pkg file, which is the installation package. Run this file to start the installation process.
During the installation, you will be prompted to choose a root password. Make sure to keep this password safe as you will need it to operate your MySQL server.
Step 3: Verify MySQL Installation
After the installation is complete, you can check if MySQL is properly installed by running it in the terminal. Open terminal and type:
After entering the command, you will be prompted to enter the password you set during installation. If everything is correct, you should have access to the MySQL command prompt.
Step 4: Set MySQL to Start at Boot
By default, MySQL will not start when your mac is booted up. If you want MySQL to start automatically when you boot your mac, you can set this up by running the following command in your terminal:
Step 5: Connect to MySQL server
Now, you can connect to your MySQL server using the strong>mysql command in your terminal:
After running the command, you will be prompted to enter your password. After this, you should be connected to your MySQL server, and you can start creating databases, tables, etc.
That’s it! You have successfully installed MySQL on your Mac. Happy Coding!