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My mysql got replaced with MariaDB

Hello, my mysql got replaced with mariadb, trying to install mysql-server gives me that:

root@BananasOnFire:~# sudo apt-get install mysql-server
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package mysql-server is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
However the following packages replace it:
  mariadb-server-10.2:i386 mariadb-server-10.2

E: Package 'mysql-server' has no installation candidate
root@BananasOnFire:~#

going to: bananasonfire.tk/phpmyadmin says:

Not Found
The requested URL /phpmyadmin was not found on this server.

Apache/2.4.18 (Ubuntu) Server at bananasonfire.tk Port 80

I lost all my databases :(

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Running this command: sudo apt install mariadb-server restored everything back to normal. I can log in to mysql PHPMyAdmin, I can work with my WordPress blogs, and everything’s fine - with mysql! I’m confused. I wish someone had warned me that mariadb was going to replace mysql.

May i know which distro/version is running?

Try to search for the package using apt-cache and install.

$sudo apt-cache search mysql | grep mysql-server