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VVV for Vagrant now comes with MariaDB by default.

If I work locally for developing a Wordpress site and then want to import the database to a production environment. Will the import be compatible or is this bad practices?

Thanks

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    MariaDB & MySQL has identical SQL syntax. So should be fine. – Fayaz Jan 20 '17 at 1:57
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    BTW, there is nothing wrong in using MariaDB in production as well. – Fayaz Jan 20 '17 at 1:59
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While at the current point in time there is very little difference, and maybe no difference at all, this is a bad practice if your development environment supposed to replicate the server your code will run on.

There is just no point in forking a product without having the intention to change it, and the changes might be explicit as different toolset commands or SQL syntax changes, or hidden like better/worse performance for some queries.

For 99% of the wordpress oriented development it makes no difference, but it always sucks to discover your current specific project is in the 1% only when you are running into problems (which usually comes when you have no time to waste on such things).

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  • Thanks. I am thinking of switching from VVV Vagrant to Mamp just because of the 1% you mention. For Wordpress I don't think it needs to match exactly, but I would like the PHP version, Apache vs Nginx, and database to match at least. – Work-Together2013 Jan 20 '17 at 17:04
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    PHP version is really a must. web server you probably want to be the same type and version especially if you do anything which is related to webserver config – Mark Kaplun Jan 20 '17 at 17:08
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    Thanks again. I gotta choose a local dev strategy and then stick with it. I've spent hours on this. lol. Now, i've run into Local by Flywheel. – Work-Together2013 Jan 20 '17 at 17:32

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