One of the most popular and we believe the best database servers, MariaDB is made by the original developers of MySQL and they guaranteed it will always remain open source software. Famous companies currently using MariaDB include Google, Wikipedia and of course Crown Hosting Web Hosting Providers.
MariaDB is an enhanced, drop-in replacement for MySQL. We employ MariaDB because it is fast, scalable and robust, and with a rich ecosystem of storage engines, plugins and many other tools which make it very versatile for a wide variety of our clients uses. The default storage engine is XtraDB (enhanced drop-in replacement for InnoDB). MariaDB has 100% compatibility with MySQL so every library developed in any language for MySQL should work correctly with MariaDB so if your looking to transfer your website and database hosting to us there are no changes to your existing MySQL database required. Our currently available MariaDB web hosting packages can be viewed here MariaDB is considered to be the fastest growing relational database out there! The latest version we employ is MariaDB 10.5 MariaDB Foundation ensures that MariaDB Server has a steady cadence of releases. On average, MariaDB Server has had one stable major release every year.
Buying Web Space
Unless your an expert or already have webspace it can be difficult to know just how much web space to purchase. If you website is mainly text with just a few images then our Personal Plan should suffice. Text uses very little web space whereas lots of images can eat it up quickly! If your website is going to host lots of image files then the Business package is your best bet to start with, you can seamlessly upgrade to the Unlimited Hosting package later at any time should you need to. Business clients should use our SME business package which offers unlimited disk space for your website and email.