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lighttpd and MariaDB support

#1
Hi all,

Looking at XenForo to replace what is currently a phpBB3 install.

The webserver is running lighttpd with PHP5 with APC via FastCGI and MariaDB 5.2 instead of MySQL. Website content is served from a 6 disk RAID6, database is stored on SSD. The site is served over HTTP and HTTPS.

Is this similar to anyone else's setup? Can anyone predict any problems?
 

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
#3
I doubt anyone has tried MariaDB. If it maintains MySQL compatibility across the query language, then it should be fine, but I've never tried it myself.
 

AzzidReign

Well-known member
#5
I doubt anyone has tried MariaDB. If it maintains MySQL compatibility across the query language, then it should be fine, but I've never tried it myself.
Right now I'm using MariaDB on my IPB site and I'm doing the test conversion and so far, it's allowed me to do the install and starting of the conversion so I would think it's compatible.
 
#6
I doubt anyone has tried MariaDB. If it maintains MySQL compatibility across the query language, then it should be fine, but I've never tried it myself.
There are a few tiny changes but it's nothing as drastic as Drizzle. I've not run into any issues yet - I was just looking for anyone else who has tried a similar setup. Deebs provides that, so I'm fairly happy. If I was desperate I could have just installed MySQL - it's my server.

And yes, it passes the compatibility script. ;)
 

DeltaHF

Well-known member
#7
I am running a test XenForo install on MariaDB without any issues. If anything, I would recommend it over MySQL considering MariaDB's use of Percona-XtraDB as its InnoDB storage engine.
 

Deebs

Well-known member
#9
XenForo works absolutely fine with MariaDB and I would also add with Percona MySQL 5.1.x and Percona MySQL 5.5.x