You can find answer in mysql doc. It has full details about how to upgrade. Make sure to back up data before upgrading.
There are tons of ways to upgrade in the docs. Let’s try using the APT Repository in this example.
You should do the following things:
First, add the MySQL APT repository to your system’s software repository list. The details in docs are a little abstract , i’ll give a example:
sudo dpkg -i mysql-apt-config_0.8.10-1_all.deb
It will show you a prompt, press Enter when you choose** mysql server ,then select mysql 8.0**.
Once the repo has been added, update apt index and install mysql-server:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mysql-server
Now if you don’t get any error messages, you have already upgraded successfully. You can confirm by:
apt policy mysql-server
You will get output like this:
$ apt policy mysql-server
Please note you’ll need to do some research before actually updating MySQL.
- Make sure your application(wordpress) actually supports MySQL 8
- Make sure to have a working backup of your MySQL databases in case anything goes wrong.