Next time you want to build a fast, well-optimized website, don't forget the database system. Many content management systems (CMS) let you choose a relational database management system (RDBMS) to use on the back end. MySQL, famous for its stability and security, is a popular choice; in addition to its numerous features, it has a large community, many contributors, and good documentation. However, MySQL is now owned by Oracle, and its future is not clear, which makes MariaDB, an application compatible database system, an excellent alternative.
Joomla, a popular CMS, is written in PHP and by default uses MySQL as its database system. Since MariaDB can provide improved functionality, performance, and stability, you might want to use MariaDB instead of MySQL with Joomla. Although MariaDB is not listed in[Read more...]