MySQL and MariaDB

Change from MySQL to MariaDB

Use apt-get install mariadb to automatically migrate from MySQL to MariaDB – 1.


  • Drop-in replacement, although further development may make this incompatible
  • Oracle owns MySQL and may not have it as a priority compared to its other database software
  • MariaDB offers more features and performance


  • MariaDB to MySQL may not be compatible
  • Ubuntu prefers MySQL

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