MySQL is a relational database management system (RDBMS) which has more than 11 million installations and is owned by Oracle. MySQL is a fast, stable, robust, easy to use, and true multi-user, multi-threaded SQL database server. You can easily deploy your own, self-hosted MySQL server running on a Linux VPS using the guide below:

How to Setup a mySQL Server with SkySilk Linux VPS in 8 Steps

If you want to restart the install process on your VPS you can use the following command; 'turnkey-init'.


  1. Deploy a SkySilk mySQL VPS Template.

  2. Login to your VPS. SSH into your VPS using root@ipaddress and the password you set in the SkySilk dashboard.
    If you are connecting from a Unix-like machine (Mac OS or Linux), or by using PuTTY with Windows then the command to connect is simply:

    ssh [user]@[ip address]

    where [user] is your username, typically root, and [ip address] is the IP address of your SkySilk VPS, for example:

    ssh root@204.44.81.XX

  1. Choose MySQL Password and Confirm:

  2. Press Enter or Skip on the Initialize Hub Services Screen:

  3. Enter your email if you would like system notifications. Otherwise, press Enter.

  4. Press Enter to Install Security Updates screen:

    - Take note of your mySQL domain addresses:

  5. Navigate to your mySQL server on the web. Open your web browser and go to your SkySilk VPS IP Address (Web: http://204.44.81.XX), you should be brought to you mySQL login page. You may have to bypass security settings (click Proceed to IP Address to continue to your login page):

  6. Login to mySQL server. Login with the username 'admin' and your admin password from step 4 above.

For additional resources on specifics of using MySQL, please consult with MySQL Support and Community reference material:
MySQL Documentation