GreenGeeks is updating its MariaDB database management system from version 10.3 to 10.5 across its shared and reseller platforms.
This database server upgrade is necessary to ensure the continued stability and security of your GreenGeeks network and hosting account.
What does the upgrade process include?
The MariaDB upgrade process upgrades all instances of MariaDB on your network from version 10.3 to 10.5.
This update includes security updates and releases required for database security and stability.
How long does the upgrade process take?
Software upgrades are expected to be no more than 20 minutes per server.
MariaDB/MySQL servers will be inaccessible during the upgrade period to ensure data continuity.
The upgrade occurs at the server level and does not change existing databases or the data they contain.
When will the upgrade be completed?
All servers are scheduled to be upgraded by December 26, 2022.
Are there any significant changes from MariaDB 10.3 to 10.5?
MariaDB 10.5 includes several key enhancements, including the addition of the ColumnStore storage engine and overall InnoDB performance upgrades.
Most of these changes are made at the backend server level and do not affect end-user websites.
To learn more about what’s new in MariaDB 10.5, as well as other changes and improvements, visit the MariaDB website.
How can I check the version of MySQL/MariaDB?
To check your current MySQL/MariaDB version, go to GreenGeeks cPanel[一般情報]in the section[サーバー情報]Visit the page.
The version information is displayed next to the line of MySQL version.
Can I opt out of this upgrade or request a specific MariaDB version?
Unfortunately not; unlike the PHP version, the MariaDB/MySQL version is a globally shared resource at the server level and you cannot run different versions on different hosting accounts.
If your website requires a specific MariaDB or MySQL version, we recommend considering GreenGeeks Managed VPS Platform. GreenGeeks Managed VPS gives you full administrative access to control your servers to suit your needs, including custom MariaDB/MySQL versions and other software options not available in shared environments.
Our support team is available to answer any questions you may have about upgrading to Managed VPS.