We are upgrading database system of our all hosting server accounts by migrating from MySQL 5.6 to MariaDB 10.1, a relational database management system (RDBMS) that provides all the functionality of MySQL 5.6, and more. This migration will improve long-term compatibility with various Content Management Systems such as WordPress, Joomla and includes benefits for our customers by offering added features and performance improvements over Oracle’s MySQL. MariaDB is the community-developed fork of MySQL and, due to its high-compatibility, is a drop-in replacement. This means that the migration will be seamless and your database will continue to run as normal – and you may see an increase in performance as well.
Why we are moving to MariaDB?
Better Security and More Features
MariaDB follows industry standards and best-practices by releasing security announcements and upgrades at the same time. This ensures that upgrades and security fixes are in-sync. MariaDB also incorporates more features than MySQL and has quicker release cycles.
MariaDB’s database engines are an improvement over MySQLs which results in better benchmarked performances, which we have confirmed in our own user testing. MariaDB already boasts an impressive user base, including Wikipedia, Google and WordPress.com. MariaDB is also included as the default RDBMS for most major Linux Distributions, including Red Hat 7 and Debian 8.8
MariaDB is a True open-source Project
MariaDB was originally forked from MySQL after the latter was acquired by Oracle, and is committed to remaining open source. Such global collaboration ensures that security and development is open and vibrant.
If any of our client face any issue with their website database connection, please change database user password and update website configuration file which should resolve the issue. If you still have any issue feel free to open a support ticket immediately by sending email to support [at] aptctg.com