2.12 Postinstallation Setup and Testing

2.12.1 Initializing the Data Directory
2.12.2 Starting the Server
2.12.3 Testing the Server
2.12.4 Securing the Initial MySQL Accounts
2.12.5 Starting and Stopping MySQL Automatically

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

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”.