I have a script doing a relatively poor job with its MySQL queries, and I have been SUPER STRONGLY (the full-caps is an understatement) avised to use MariaDB instead.
Thing is, to be frank, my dedicated server's webmin and virtualmin have been installed for me by a professional, and while I can handle the daily management and relatively small fixes or updates, or change the existing server configuration to suit my needs, I must be honest and confess I'm not yet capable of fully removing and replacing fundamental "bricks" of the machine.
In this context, I would be OK with adding MariaDB to my server, as an optional alternate engine, but in no way in hell would I want to remove MySQL to fully replace it with MariaDB, if it turns out I screwed up something, I have important for me websites that would go offline for an indefinite period of time.
Please, this is an open question, do you know if it's possible to install MariaDB within webmin and virtualmin, while keeping and not changing MySQL ? So that I could choose to use it, as an option, simply, if I prefer it ?
I searched the modules listed for webmin, and, regrettably, there's noone for MariaDB, sigh ^^ I can come up with an apt-get install in putty of course, hopefully there wouln't be too many additions to make to system configuration files, but, the main thing is, it's got to be an addition of an option, it musn't break what's already in place...
Sorry if my question is newbie-ish, but, heh, we all gotta learn some day ;) Thanks if you can tell me :)