MariaDB vs MySQL for Wordpress CMS

Randal L. Schwartz merlyn at
Sun Oct 21 17:58:56 PDT 2012

>>>>> "Markus" == Markus Neuenschwander <guanoapes84 at> writes:

Markus> What do you think? Did MySQL loose popularity in web projects
Markus> (after new owner Oracle)? Do you know numbers about installation
Markus> base?

Listen to my interview with Monty himself:

In short, *stop* using MySQL.  Use MariaDB.  It's now the *upstream* of
MySQL, and is 99.99999% compatible in its default install.

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