2.18 Postinstallation Setup and Testing

2.18.1 Postinstallation Procedures for Unix-like Systems
2.18.2 Securing the Initial MySQL Accounts
2.18.3 Starting and Stopping MySQL Automatically
2.18.4 Troubleshooting Problems Starting the MySQL Server

This section discusses tasks that you should perform after installing MySQL:

If you have trouble starting the server, see Section 2.18.4, “Troubleshooting Problems Starting the MySQL Server”.

When you are ready to create additional user accounts, you can find information on the MySQL access control system and account management in Section 6.2, “The MySQL Access Privilege System”, and Section 6.3, “MySQL User Account Management”.