MariaDB created by Monty, Creator of MySQL. I want to try this software on Windows 7 together with Apache and PHP. The installation process is smooth on my Windows 7 netbook.
Download MariaDB for Windows 7
Go to AskMonty for latest version of MariaDB.
MariaDB available in two version : installer and zip type.
Get installer version since this version is much smaller than zip one.
Install MariaDB on Windows 7
Double installer to start install process.
Click I Agree to accept License Agreement.
Enter C:\mariadb as destination folder and click Next.
Choose “Normal” as type of install and click Install to start the process.
Installer will start to work
Completing the MariaDB 5.2.3 setup wizard.
Start MariaDB on Windows 7
Open command line :
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
c:\mariadb\bin>net start mariadb
The mariadb service is starting..
The mariadb service was started successfully.
c:\mariadb\bin>mysql -uroot -p
Welcome to the MariaDB monitor. Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MariaDB connection id is 1
Server version: 5.2.3-MariaDB Source distribution
This software comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. This is free software,
and you are welcome to modify and redistribute it under the GPL v2 license
Type ‘help;’ or ‘\h’ for help. Type ‘\c’ to clear the current input statement.
MariaDB [(none)]> show databases;
| Database |
| information_schema |
| mysql |
| test |
3 rows in set (0.00 sec)
MariaDB [(none)]> use mysql;
Success. MariaDB successfully installed on my Windows 7.