To install MySQL server on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 or CentOS5 operating systems is quite simple if you happen to know the correct yum packages. After a little research, this is the quickest and easiest path to get MySQL server up and running.
Install MySQL server
yum install mysql-server
Autostart MySQL server
chkconfig --level 2345 mysqld on service mysqld start
Create a password for the user root. Substitute yourrootsqlpassword with the desired password.
mysqladmin -u root password yourrootsqlpassword
MySQL server is setup, running, and ready for databases.