Last Updated: February 25, 2016
· ramondelafuente

Swap MySQL for MariaDB

"MariaDB is a drop-in replacement for MySQL"

This means you install MariaDB and point it to exactly the same config file, and database folder as MySQL... we did it today, it just works as advertised.

Compared to MySQL in a nutshell, MariaDB is:
- faster
- better written
- open source forever