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.’

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This guide shows how to configure WordPress to access a database on a separate Linode.

How to Install MariaDB on CentOS 7

Getting started with MariaDB on CentOS 7

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

How to Set Up MariaDB on Debian 9

This guide shows how to install and configure the MariaDB database server on Debian 9.