Good news! cPanel, one of the leading control panels in the hosting world has just announced that they are going to make MariaDB Server the default database when installing new cPanel instances. This change is slated to occur in version 122 of cPanel & WHM, coming in Q3 of 2024. We at MariaDB Foundation are very happy about this decision and are looking forward to continuous collaboration, to the benefit of our users and the MariaDB Server project.
We think that this is a great decision for cPanel users because we at MariaDB have stayed true to the original values of MySQL, including:
- Long term backwards compatibility
- Painless upgrades and ease of use
- Long term stable releases;