MariaDB vs MySQL for Wordpress CMS

Bradley Giesbrecht pixilla at
Sun Oct 21 13:13:20 PDT 2012

On Oct 21, 2012, at 12:19 PM, Markus Neuenschwander wrote:

> Hi
> MacPorts includes both MariaDB and MySQL. For a new web project with WordPress blog (1000 visitors / day) I need to decide between MySQL and MariaDB. I don't need official support. I googled and found old articles (weeks after buyout from Oracle) and biased info from AskMonty KnowledgeBase.
> What do you think? Did MySQL loose popularity in web projects (after new owner Oracle)? Do you know numbers about installation base?

For your questions I have nothing useful.

However, I suggest you choose either mysql55, mariadb or percona rather then the older mysql ports like mysql4, mysql5 and mysql51.

If there are other ports you need that have not been updated to use either mysql55, mariadb or percona let me know or file a trac ticket asking for the port to be updated to use mysql55, mariadb or percona.

Bradley Giesbrecht (pixilla)

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