Just feel like talking about what MariaDB did to my personal server.
I have been reading a lot of good things about MariaDB since long ago but I didn’t bother to upgrade my personal VPS to it until recently I was so tired of having server errors popup every ~2 days on my xenForo forum (this happens since many months ago and I just didn’t take it too seriously). These server errors are memory related. When my forum dumps these memory errors, that’s when my RAM graph jumped to the toppest (I supposed processes were killed at this time) and then I get “myforum.com is in trouble” email from my server monitoring website. In this case, MySQL was the culprit. I finally seek advice from my hosting provider and agreed to upgrade to MariaDB to see if it does improve my RAM performance.
Below graph shows since May 28 my memory has been so steady and I no longer seeing memory errors on my forum. Prior to this date, the RAM utilisation was so crazy. MariaDB does a really good job, you almost instantly see the result. If anyone hesitates whether to use it on your personal/business interworx/cpanel/etc servers, I urge you to try it out!