If you are new to MariaDB, here is what you need to know to get started.
To start using MariaDB and to follow along with the chapters in this book, you need access to a MariaDB server and copies of client applications (software used to access the server).
You do not need your own installed copy of MariaDB, but you do need access to a server. You basically have two options:
• Access to an existing MariaDB server, perhaps one by your hosting company or place of business or school. To use this server you will be granted a server account (a login name and password).
• You may download and install a free copy of the MariaDB server for installation on your own computer (MariaDB runs on all major ...