MariaDB is an open-source relational database management system. It was originally designed as a backward-compatible, binary drop-in replacement of MySQL.

MariaDB is developed and maintained by the original developers of MySQL and by the open-source community.

This guide explains how to install and MariaDB on Ubuntu 20.04.


We’re assuming that you have administrative access to the Ubuntu server, either as root or a user with sudo permissions .

Installing MariaDB on Ubuntu

At the time of writing this article, the latest MariaDB version available in Ubuntu’s repositories is version 10.3. To install it run the following commands:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install mariadb-server

Once the installation is completed, the MariaDB service will start automatically. To verify that the database server is running, type:

sudo systemctl status mariadb

The output should show that the service is enabled and running:

``` ● mariadb.service - MariaDB 10.3.22 database server Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/mariadb.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled) Active: active (running) since Wed 2020-05-20 16:52:07 UTC; 12s ago ... ```

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How to Install MariaDB on Ubuntu 20.04
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