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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

Internet security

The last ring is the outside world, that is, the Internet. Generally speaking, we don't want to expose our MariaDB database server directly to the Internet ever. It's not that MariaDB is especially vulnerable, any more than any other piece of software, it's just that it's never necessary to expose it to the Internet and part of good security is to not expose something unless we have to (in the same way that a poker player doesn't want to reveal his hand to the other players). When MariaDB is running on a web server, the web server software can connect directly with no need for a network connection. If our MariaDB server is separate from our web server, then we can almost always connect the two of them together over our internal network and, if not, we can set up some sort of secure tunnel between the two.


If you do think you've found a legitimate reason to expose your MariaDB server to the entire Internet, I strongly encourage you to talk with one of the many fine MariaDB...