# Start the MySQL service (mysqld or mariadb) using '''systemctl'''.
# Do not ignore the messages that are printed the first time you start the service, it will print a message telling you how to set a password and take other basic steps to secure the the MySQL server. Follow those instructions to set a password, recording the detail of what you do for later use.
# Ensure that the mysqld/mariadb service starts automatically during boot.
#* Read those messages carefully, you are setting up a production MySQL server and there shouldn't be any "test" databases or anonymous users or users without a password.
# Set your MySQL root password to your learn ID (without the @senecac.on.ca part).