cPanel & WHM version 88 and Mysql 8 question?

Spirogg

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Hello, I have 2 quick Questions for the next release of cPanel & WHM ver. 88

I've read that it will support Mysql 8

1st question : if we have already updated to MariaDB 10.3 is there a way to upgrade to Mysql 8 or not possible ?

2nd question : is there a huge speed difference between Mysql 5.7 and Mysql 8

will it be worth the upgrade to Mysql 8 ? Is it more Secure & Faster than 5.7 ?

or will MariaDB still be faster or more the asked for database than Mysql 8 and should we avoid Mysql 8 ?

any thoughts or comment are much appreciated
Thank in advance :)

Regards,
Spiro
 

vacancy

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If it is not wrong information, you cannot upgrade from mariadb to mysql 8. Mysql can be upgraded from 5.7 to 8.

According to some tests, mysql 8 seems to have better performance than mariadb, but this may differ depending on database structures and query types.

 
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Spirogg

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@vacancy Thank you for your response... Seems promising your link of benchmarks - I will stay with 5.7 now and Ill wait till version 88 to try Mysql 8 and see the difference

hopefully at that point we can upgrade to MariaDB as well from Mysql 8
or
I can always create a dummy test vps to see how thing workout before doing anything stupid on my server :) keep it safe
 
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cPanelLauren

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Because MariaDB is considered and upgrade from MySQL it is not available to update to MySQL 8 from MariaDB 10.3

I have an edge server running
Current Version
MariaDB 10.3.22-MariaDB

Screenshot at May 01 17-55-28.png

MySQL 8 is not an available option when running MariaDB.