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Upgrading mysql 5.5 to mysql 5.6 on digital hosting on Ubuntu 14.04 – The easy way

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By default currently 5.5 get install by default with Ubuntu 14.04.

you cannot just simply upgrade the database by typing one command.

If you would like to do in professional manner then 🙂 you should read

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.6/en/upgrading-from-previous-series.html

If you are just upgrading the mysql db and care to much what might happens then you can following these instruction

So to upgrade your default version of MySQL 5.5 to MySQL 5.6 on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (Trusty Tahr)

$sudo apt-get remove mysql-server

$sudo apt-get autoremove

$sudo apt-get install mysql-client-5.6 mysql-client-core-5.6

and finally

$sudo apt-get install mysql-server-5.6

Wait few minutes and set up a new password again

Well done!

You have now upgrade your MySQL 5.5 to the latest version on Digital Hosting

Perahps it’s worht checking 🙂

$sudo mysql -h localhost -V

Now our output looks amazing. This is what we wanted!

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