How to install and configure mariadb on centos

Posted September 9, 2019 910 views

I’ve been trying to install MariaDB on my Ubuntu server to check it out. I want to see if my website’s performance actually is better but I have one concern, by installing MariaDB to not brake my website.

Can you guys help.

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Hi @Remdore,

Well, upgrading MySQL to MariaDB in this case is just installing MariaDB and stopping your MySQL service. Maybe it’ might seem strange but MariaDB is a “drop-in” replacement for MySQL. The differences will increase with time, but as of now, there’s nothing to do, other than stopping MySQL and installing MariaDB.

Steps to install MariaDB

Make sure your package manager has access to MariaDB.
Stop MySQL.
Install MariaDB

On Ubuntu

sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver hkp:// 0xF1656F24C74CD1D8
sudo add-apt-repository 'deb [arch=amd64,arm64,ppc64el] bionic main'
sudo apt-get update

Stop MySQL

sudo service mysql stop

Now install MariaDB, which will be launched upon completion

apt install mariadb-server

That’s it. Have fun.

Kind regards,