The world’s most popular open-source database

Software Included

Package Version License
MySQL server 8.0.21 GPL 2 with modifications
phpMyAdmin 5.0.3 GPL 2
Apache 2.4.41 Apache 2
PHP 7.4 PHP v3.01
Certbot 0.40.0 Apache 2

Creating an App using the Control Panel

Click the Deploy to DigitalOcean button to create a Droplet based on this 1-Click App. If you aren’t logged in, this link will prompt you to log in with your DigitalOcean account.

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Creating an App using the API

In addition to creating a Droplet from the MySQL 1-Click App using the control panel, you can also use the DigitalOcean API. As an example, to create a 4GB MySQL Droplet in the SFO2 region, you can use the following curl command. You need to either save your API access token) to an environment variable or substitute it in the command below.

curl -X POST -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
         -H 'Authorization: Bearer '$TOKEN'' -d \
        '{"name":"choose_a_name","region":"sfo2","size":"s-2vcpu-4gb","image": "mysql-20-04"}' \

Getting Started After Deploying MySQL

In addition to package installation, the One-Click also:

  • Enables the UFW firewall to allow only SSH (port 22, rate limited), HTTP (port 80), and HTTPS (port 443), and MySQL (3306) access.
  • Sets the MySQL root password and runs mysql_secure_installation.
  • Sets the phpMyAdmin admin password.
  • Sets up the debian-sys-maint user in MySQL so the system’s init scripts for MySQL will work without requiring the MySQL root user password.After you create a MySQL One-Click Droplet:
  • You can access phpMyAdmin immediately by visiting the Droplet’s IP address in your browser followed by /phpmyadmin.
  • You can log into the Droplet as root using either the password emailed to you or with an SSH key if you added one during creation.
  • The MySQL root password and phpMyAdmin admin password are in /root/.digitalocean_password.
  • You can get information about the PHP installation by logging into the Droplet and running php -i.In addition, we recommend taking steps to further secure the phpMyAdmin installation, like enabling SSL for the connection from phpMyAdmin to the database server.
  • The default landing page, shown when you visit the Droplet’s IP address, is located at /var/www/html.
  • The phpMyAdmin configuration file is located at /etc/phpmyadmin/. To secure your connection, you will need a registered domain configured for your Droplet.