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Getting Started with MariaDB

By : Daniel Bartholomew
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Book Image

Getting Started with MariaDB

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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


In this chapter, we learned a bit about securing our MariaDB server. Security is a big topic and cannot possibly be covered completely in a single chapter, and there are many resources, both online and offline, to help you learn more about this important topic. But don't limit yourself to books or articles about securing MariaDB or other databases; also take the time to learn about system, network, and physical security.

That said, the most secure safe in the world may be one with no doors, windows, or other openings of any kind, but it's not very useful or safe if we can't access it when we need to. So in Chapter 4, Administering MariaDB, we'll make our currently secure MariaDB server a bit more useful by adding user accounts and learning how to manage them.