Step 1: CentOS 6.X Install the MySQL DB
# yum -y update
# wget http://repo.mysql.com/mysql-community-release-el6-5.noarch.rpm && sudo rpm -ivh mysql-community-release-el6-5.noarch.rpm
# yum -y install mysql-server
Step 2: Start MySQL
# service mysqld start
Step 3: Set a password for the root user and set other security-related options. Enter the following command and follow the prompts on your screen to complete the configuration.
Step 4: Verify the MySQL server version.
# mysql -u root -p
Messages similar to the following display:
Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 15
Server version: 5.6.23 MySQL Community Server (GPL)
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Type ‘help;’ or ‘\h’ for help. Type ‘\c’ to clear the current input statement.