Recently, I was somewhat bored and decided to switch from a MySQL 5.1 backend to MySQL 5.5 for my site (of which you have the distinct pleasure of reading). While doing a little Googling, I remembered MariaDB. MariaDB is marketed as “An enhanced, drop-in replacement for MySQL”, so I figured why not give it a shot?
I recently ran into an issue in which changing the permalinks setting in WordPress resulted in 404 pages across my site. I checked my WordPress root dir and the proper .htaccess file was there with the proper permissons, but permalinks refused to work. It turned out to be a quick fix and a case of “Doh! Stupid mistake on my part”.