Problem Creating Mysql

September 25, 2017 1.2k views

I'm trying installing wordpress using this guide :

I did all the steps right, then , when I moved to "Create a MySQL Database ", and using this command :
" $ mysql -u root -p "

I got this message :
"ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES)

why is that ?
Best Regards

1 Answer


In the prerequisites you need to install the LAMP stack by following this guide, did you follow this guide?

By following it you will setup the password of the root mysql account, use the password here and it should work.

Hope this helps.

by Brennen Bearnes
A "LAMP" stack is a group of open source software that is typically installed together to enable a server to host dynamic websites and web apps. This term is actually an acronym which represents the Linux operating system, with the Apache web server. The site data is...
  • thanks for your answer ,
    I already have the MySql installed on my droplet . I have the one-click apps droplet :
    lamp on 16.04 droplet

Have another answer? Share your knowledge.