Maria Database is one of the most popular database servers in the world. It’s made by the original developers of MySQL and is fully open-source. Notable users include Wikipedia and Google.
It compatible to Linux host and offers all the features of MySQL, with the same interface and compatible libraries, along with additional features, improved performance, and fewer bugs.
Most of the web hosting provider using now databases runs on MariaDB.
Take the chance and upgrade databases If you have running an older version of MySQL.