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MySQL 8 Cookbook by Karthik Appigatla

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Getting ready

First you need to know to which server you need to connect. If you have the MySQL server installed on one host and you are trying to connect to the server from a different host (usually called client), you should specify the hostname or IP address of the server and the mysql-client package should be installed on the client. In the previous chapter, you installed both MySQL server and client packages. If you are already on the server (through SSH), you can specify localhost127.0.0.1, or ::1.

Second, since you are connected to the server, the next thing you need to specify is to which port you want to connect on the server. By default, MySQL runs on port 3306. So, you should specify 3306.

Now you know where to connect. The next ...

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