It is our intention to migrate from MySQL 5.6 to MariaDB 10.0 soon.
MariaDB is a drop in replacement for MySQL. MySQL is now owned by Oracle and there are concerns about its long term support and future, hence the desire to swap.
More information can be found here https://mariadb.com/kb/en/library/mariadb-vs-mysql-compatibility/
Please check your website will work with MariaDB 10.0. If you think it will be a problem, please let us know.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019