db4free.net finally runs MySQL 5.7 which was released on October 21.
Rather than upgrading the existing MySQL server I set up a new MySQL 5.7 server. This is cleaner and it helps to get rid of accounts which are no longer used.
For active users, the MySQL 5.6 server will stay online
until January 15, 2016.
You can access it on port 3307 (the new MySQL 5.7 server will again run on MySQL’s default port 3306).
Users who want to keep their data need to migrate it to the new server:
- create a backup of your data on the MySQL 5.6 server …