Today we announce that all new shared hosting accounts will now come with MariaDB database instead of MySQL.

MariaDB 10.0 is a highly compatible, drop in replacement for MySQL allowing W3HUB to continue to evolve and provide a more secure and reliable infrastructure for our customers.


About MariaDB

MariaDB is a drop-in replacement for MySQL.

MariaDB strives to be the logical choice for database professionals looking for a robust, scalable, and reliable SQL server. To accomplish this, the MariaDB Foundation work closely and cooperatively with the larger community of users and developers in the true spirit of Free and open source software, and release software in a manner that balances predictability with reliability.

The upgrade will not affect your hosted websites. You will not have to change anything at your end.


Technology Reference for MariaDB 10.0