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Getting Started with MariaDB

By : Daniel Bartholomew
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Getting Started with MariaDB

By: Daniel Bartholomew

Overview of this book

MariaDB is a database that has become very popular in the few short years that it has been around. It does not require a big server or expensive support contract. It is also powerful enough to be the database of choice for some of the biggest and most popular websites in the world, taking full advantage of the latest computing hardware available. From installing and configuring through basic usage and maintenance, each chapter in this revised and expanded guide leads on sequentially and logically from the one before it, introducing topics in their natural order so you learn what you need, when you need it. The book is based on the latest release of MariaDB and covers all the latest features and functions. By the end of this beginner-friendly book, not only will you have a running installation of MariaDB, but you will have practical, hands-on experience in the basics of how to install, configure, administer, use, and maintain it.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Getting Started with MariaDB Second Edition
About the Author
About the Reviewers
MariaDB Next Steps

Internal network security

The security of the internal network is related to building security. If our MariaDB server is located in a locked server closet, then we will likely be accessing it remotely from our desk. If so, then we need to at least be aware of the security of our internal network. Some key questions to ask our local network administrator include the following:

  • Is there a firewall in place to prevent outside access to our network?

    • If there is, great! If not, suggest that one be added.

  • Is there a Wi-Fi network that is directly connected to our internal network, or is the Wi-Fi sectioned off into its own network?

    • If the Wi-Fi network is connected directly to the internal network, see if that can be changed.

  • What type of access, if any, do telecommuting employees have—VPN, SSH, or something else?

    • If telecommuting employees are forced into using VPN or SSH to connect, that is good, as both of those access methods are encrypted. If the answer is something else, we need to find out if...