I'm really sorry if my question is kind of very basic, but is something that is really making me thinking a lot about it for a long time. As Percona has a lot of lines of optimizing codes, I run it instead of standard MySQL. I've always been running Percona 5.5 with no problems. However, I'd like to update to version 5.6 in order to get a plugin that uses fulltext search working in my InnoDB (as InnoDB supports FULLTEXT in newest MySQL 5.6 versions. I have two (2) options:
1) Remove Percona and install MySQL 5.6.10 (the standard version)
2) Install Percona 5.6 alpha version, that also will allow me to use the plugin that requires fulltext in my tables that run InnoDB.
I'd like to know from anyone who knows more than me if is it safe to use this Percona 5.6 version. Nowadays I am running Percona 5.5 in my server that runs only WordPress, and I don't want to stop using Percona, but don't want something that can make me lose any data (is it possible as Percona 5.6 is new?).
Thank you all for the attention.