Hello everyone. I have been away from the LAMP scene for a couple of years and am trying to get caught up.
I had a website in local develop on my old Mac about 2 years ago, and am now trying to figure out how to get that online.
My website was developed using MySQL 5.5.38 and the latest version of MAMP has MySQL 5.7.23
Since I was away, I hear that Oracle took over MySQL and that made a lot of people jump ship because they fear it will no longer be open-source?
I also heard there is some new open-source database called mariaDB?
Finally, Oracle has put out (or will put out) MySQL 8.0 soon?
I guess my main question is… Can I safely run MySQL 5.7.x in production on my webserver and have a solid and secure database in place?