Percona is a free, fully compatible and high performance drop-in replacement for MySQL server. Percona supports high performance hardware and provides improved reliability and performance.

To install first we need to add the repo:

Next, install the repo:

We’ll need to update the local cache now:

Now we install the server:

You’ll now need to manually create the following functions:

Start the service by issuing the following command:

The last thing to do is to add the service to run at boot:

To login to the server you simply use the password you entered during installation like this:

It’ll prompt you to enter the password, if successfully authenticated you should now be standing at the mysql prompt.

That’s it, you’re done.