Allow changing from MySQL to MariaDB and from MariaDB to MySQL on new servers
As a webhosting provider we would like to be able to switch between MySQL and MariaDB and from MariaDB to MySQL on a new server that doesn’t have any user databases.
The reason for wanting to do this is because installing and optimising a new server with external modules takes a long time.
Having to reinstall and reconfigure the server to change from MariaDB and MySQL is a huge pain.
Alot of webhosts clone virtual machines to avoid the long setup procedure. It would be preferable to not have to maintain two installs for VM templates.