Installing Maria DB

I came across MariaDB way back in 2014 after a user posted on the RadioDJ forums that they were using it.

I have to admit I was surprised by how easy MariaDB was to install.

It's a lot more straight forward than the normal Oracle MySQL installer. Its not as fiddly as setting up MySQL server edition.

Once upon a time, MariaDB started as a fork of MySQL, but with new features and capabilities, and performance improvements...

It’s grown into a complete database solution of its own.

1) Download the Maria DB MSI installer for your version of Windows

Please use the versions below as MariaDB 10.6 has some issues on Windows 10 with those versions of MariaDB

MariaDB 32 Bit Installer

MariaDB 64 Bit Installer

2) Open the file & Install and run when Windows prompts

3) On the licence agreement screen check the accept box. Click next

4) On the next screen will be the components you need to install, don't change anything here just click next.

5) You should now have a screen that says Modify password for database user root Enter your desired password.

Tip: Write this password down or even open notepad and save it on your desktop.

You will need it later!

6) On the next screen, Keep the default settings Click next.

7) You should then see a tick box "Enable feedback plugin" don't bother enabling it. Just click next If you don't want to send feedback.

8) Click install & If all goes to plan MariaDB server should be installed.

Right click on the taskbar and select task manager & look for the service MySQL or MariaDB under the services tab.

If that service is up and running you can move onto installing your database.

Setting up a database needn't be difficult we hope you found this tutorial useful.