MySQL DB vs MARIA DB compatibility for PHP and Wordpress
Posted on 2016-10-13
My question ... Maria DB = MySQL DB? (In terms of compatibility, aside from the whole Oracle/OpenSource/Original Authors story)
Details ...I just moved a Wordpress site and several PHP Scripts (unrelated to WP) from a web server (Linux/Apache) to a new web server (Linux/Apache). I just found out that the new server is running Maria DB 5.5.47, whereas the old server was running MySQL DB 5.5.25.
I hit a couple of snags to get the WP site and a couple of the PHP Scripts running, so before I start posting error log results & specifics, I was wondering, in general, if anyone has had experience with Maria DB, if it should be a drop-in replacement for MySQL ... or if there is an incompatibility list of any SQL Statements that may need to be changed, etc.