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Percona Server for MySQL is a freely available, fully compatible, enhanced, and open source drop-in replacement for any MySQL database and provides enterprise-grade features in security, availability, data management, visibility, instrumentation, and performance.

To start with Percona Server for MySQL quickly, this Quickstart guide focuses on either using Docker, or installing with APT or YUM.

You can explore alternative installation options in the [Install] section of the Percona Server for MySQL documentation.

Purpose of the Quickstart

This document guides you through the initial setup process, including setting a root password in either APT or YUM, creating a database.

You can also do the following:

Steps for first-time users

The following guides walk you through the setup process and working with a database for a developer. Select the installation method that works best in your environment.

Next steps

Run Percona Server for MySQL 8.0 in a Docker container

Install using APT

Install using YUM

Choose your next steps

Get expert help

If you need assistance, visit the community forum for comprehensive and free database knowledge, or contact our Percona Database Experts for professional support and services.

Last update: 2024-02-27