Installing MySQL on CentOS 7

In CentOS 7 MySQL has been officially deprecated and the database of choice is MariaDB

###What’s MariaDB? MariaDB is a fork of MySQL created by the lead developers of MySQL when Oracle acquired Sun. A detailed history about MariaDB can be found here As far as feature comparison there is a good article on MariaDB show casing the technical differences.

###Installing MySQL

First, add the community MySQL repo to CentOS:

rpm -Uvh http://dev.mysql.com/get/mysql-community-release-el7-5.noarch.rpm

Second, install MySQL:

yum install -y mysql-server

Finally, enable start on boot

chkconfig mysqld on