How to Install MariaDB on Ubuntu 22.04


MariaDB is an open-source database server from the MariaDB Foundation, and it is a fork of the popular database management system MySQL.

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Here, we will see how to install MariaDB on Ubuntu 22.04.

Install MariaDB on Ubuntu 22.04

You can get MariaDB packages from the Ubuntu repository (v10.6) or the Official MariaDB mirror (v10.?).

1. Install MariaDB from MariaDB Mirror

MariaDB foundation is yet to offer MariaDB packages for Ubuntu 22.04. So, for now, use the Ubuntu repository to install MariaDB.

2. Install MariaDB from Ubuntu Repository

Installing MariaDB from the Ubuntu repository is a straightforward way. Ubuntu 22.04 comes with MariaDB v10.6.

First, use the apt command to install MariaDB.

sudo apt update
sudo apt install -y mariadb-server mariadb-client

Then, run the mysql_secure_installation command to set the MariaDB root password and secure the installation of the MariaDB server.

sudo mysql_secure_installation


In order to log into MariaDB to secure it, we'll need the current
password for the root user. If you've just installed MariaDB, and
haven't set the root password yet, you should just press enter here.
Enter current password for root (enter for none): << Just Press Enter
OK, successfully used password, moving on...
Setting the root password or using the unix_socket ensures that nobody
can log into the MariaDB root user without the proper authorisation.
You already have your root account protected, so you can safely answer 'n'.
Switch to unix_socket authentication [Y/n] N  << Disable Unix Socket Authentication
 ... skipping.
You already have your root account protected, so you can safely answer 'n'.
Change the root password? [Y/n] Y << Set MariaDB root password
New password: xxx << Enter new MariaDB root password
Re-enter new password: xxx << Re-enter new MariaDB root password
Password updated successfully!
Reloading privilege tables..
 ... Success!

By default, a MariaDB installation has an anonymous user, allowing anyone
to log into MariaDB without having to have a user account created for
them.  This is intended only for testing, and to make the installation
go a bit smoother.  You should remove them before moving into a
production environment.
Remove anonymous users? [Y/n] Y << Remove Anonymous Users
 ... Success!
Normally, root should only be allowed to connect from 'localhost'.  This
ensures that someone cannot guess at the root password from the network.
Disallow root login remotely? [Y/n] Y << Disallow root login remotely
 ... Success!
By default, MariaDB comes with a database named 'test' that anyone can
access.  This is also intended only for testing, and should be removed
before moving into a production environment.
Remove test database and access to it? [Y/n] Y << Remove test database
 - Dropping test database...
 ... Success!
 - Removing privileges on test database...
 ... Success!
Reloading the privilege tables will ensure that all changes made so far
will take effect immediately.
Reload privilege tables now? [Y/n] Y << Reload privilege tables
 ... Success!
Cleaning up...
All done!  If you've completed all of the above steps, your MariaDB
installation should now be secure.
Thanks for using MariaDB!

Access MariaDB Server

To access the MariaDB shell for creating databases or any database-related activities, run the following command on the terminal.

mysql -u root -p


Enter password:
Welcome to the MariaDB monitor. Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MariaDB connection id is 39
Server version: 10.6.7-MariaDB-2ubuntu1 Ubuntu 22.04
Copyright (c) 2000, 2018, Oracle, MariaDB Corporation Ab and others.
Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement.
MariaDB [(none)]>

Manage MariaDB service

If you want to start/stop the MariaDB, you can use the following command.

sudo systemctl start mariadb
sudo systemctl stop mariadb


That’s All. Please share your feedback in the comments section.

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