MariaDB Tutorials, Installation Guides, Resources – Linode

Learn how to use, install, configure and perform tasks on database management platform MariaDB in these tutorials.

MariaDB is a community-developed, open-source, drop-in replacement for the Relational Database Management System (RDBMS), MySQL. Its high compatibility with MySQL affords MariaDB library binary equivalency and exact-matching API and commands. It replaces MySQL's InnoDB storage engine with both XtraDB and transactional/non-transactional Aria storage engines.

According to, the RDBMS renders "enterprise-grade performance, industry-leading security, world-class support and modern, unique architecture, extensible at every layer so users and the community can extend functionality to meet unique needs."

MariaDB Tutorials:

MariaDB Setup on Debian 7

Install and configure the MariaDB database server on Debian 7.

Set Up MariaDB Clusters with Galera Debian and Ubuntu

A guide to configuring MariaDB database replication with Galera on Debian and Ubuntu distributions.

How to Install MariaDB on CentOS 7

Getting started with MariaDB on CentOS 7