MySQL 5.6 to MariaDB 10.1.6 Upgrade

ALL shared and reseller servers have been upgraded from MySQL 5.6 to MariaDB, which should offer more performance and better open source compatibility going forward.

We’ve put “laboratory tuning” profiles in place, but will be honing the configurations over the coming weeks.

The load on the servers has already dropped significantly since the upgrade 2 hours ago, despite the reboot messing up the disk caching.