• Ubuntu:
  • sudo apt-get install mysql-server

  • OS X:
go to http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/find Community Editiondownload DMG, double click, follow instructions. Be sure to copy the password and save it somewhere (you will need it later)go to your OS X's Settings -> MySQL -> press "Start MySQL Server"open terminal, do the following:
  • cd (to switch to your home directory)
  • nano .bash_profile (to create a file called bash_profile)
  • type export PATH="/usr/local/mysql/bin:$PATH"
  • type CTRL+X to save the file
  • close the current terminal window, open a new terminal window
  • run mysql -u root -p, enter the password you saved earlier
  • once logged and you can see mysql command prompt, run: SET PASSWORD = PASSWORD('new_password');
  • you should now be able to create databases, tables, etc.