How to install MariaDB Server in cPanel/WHM servers?

How to install MariaDB Server in cPanel/WHM servers?

And

What are the advantages of using MariaDB Server ?

Ans:

 *  Install MariaDB Server in cPanel/WHM servers

1. Backup existing MySQL data

# mysqldump --all-databases --routines --triggers > /home/db_dump/alldb.sql
# service mysql stop
# cp -r /var/lib/mysql/mysql /home/db_dump/
# service mysql start

2. Select MySQL version as MariaDB

# /usr/share/lve/dbgovernor/db-select-mysql --mysql-version=mariadb100

MariaDB versions:

mariadb55 for MariaDB v5.5
mariadb100 for MariaDB v10.0
mariadb101 for MariaDB v10.1

3. Install MariaDB

# /usr/share/lve/dbgovernor/db-select-mysql --install-now

Final step is to recompile PHP and Apache in the server.

# /scripts/easyapache

 * Advantages of using MariaDB Server

1) Faster and safer replication.

2) Indexes for the MEMORY(HEAP) engine are faster.

3) CHECKSUM TABLE is faster.

4) MariaDB improved the performance of character set conversions.

5) Pool of Threads in MariaDB 5.1 and even better in MariaDB 5.5.

6) There are some improvements to the DBUG code to make its execution faster when debug is compiled in but not used.

7) Our use of the Aria storage engine enables faster complex queries.

8) The test suite has been extended and now runs much faster than before, even though it tests more things.


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