One of the most popular and we believe the best database servers, MariaDB is made by the original developers of MySQL and they guaranteed it will remain open source.
Well known companies currently using MariaDB include Google, Wikipedia and of course 1uhost.com the home of low cost hosting.
MariaDB is an enhanced, drop-in replacement for MySQL. We employ MariaDB because it is fast, scalable and robust, and with a rich ecosystem of storage engines, plugins and many other tools which make it very versatile for a wide variety of our clients uses. The default storage engine is XtraDB (enhanced drop-in replacement for InnoDB). MariaDB has 100% compatibility with MySQL so every library developed in any language for MySQL should work correctly with MariaDB so if your looking to transfer your website and database hosting to us there are no changes to your existing MySQL database required. Our currently available MariaDB web hosting packages can be viewed here
MariaDB is considered to be the fastest growing relational database out there! The latest version we employ is MariaDB 10.1
What is MariaDB 10 ? MariaDB 10 is a previous stable version of MariaDB. It is built on theMariaDB 5.5 series with backported features from MySQL 5.6 and entirely new features not found anywhere else. Features Backported from MySQL 5.6 Include: New InnoDB â€” from MySQL 5.6.14 in MariaDB 10.0.8 onwards New Performance schema â€” from MySQL 5.6.10 in MariaDB 10.0.4 onwards New Information Schema tables, updates and defaults. Optimized read only transaction (for InnoDB). This includes support for TRANSACTION READ ONLY. Filesort optimization for queries using the ORDER BY … LIMIT optimization – A useful optimization for showing only a few rows of a bigger result set. (MDEV-4026) backport –plugin-load-add (MDEV-3860) Online ALTER TABLE (MDEV-3933) InnoDB persistent statistics. privileges on temporary tables character set related extenstions GET DIAGNOSTICS EXCHANGE PARTITION Partition selection Temporal literals (such as TIME’12:34:56′) WEIGHT_STRING() function