Is it necessary to install MariaDB client along with the server for LEMP Stack?

Posted September 8, 2018 4.7k views
MariaDBUbuntu 18.04

Hello! I’m installing Mariadb server on my LEMP stack setup for my WordPress blog, but I’m confused if I should install the MariaDB client too.

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

Submit an Answer
1 answer


The client is only if you would like to use the command line to manage the server. If you would like to do so, you can install the client on the same system or even manage it from a remote system with the cli client.