I recently updated mysql from 5.1 to 5.6 however it's causing too many issues with the websites hosted on my machine. Does anyone know how to remove mysql 5.6 and reinstall version 5.1.
Few things to keep in mind first, you're not using features from 5.6, that are not available in 5.1 like
utf8mb4 encoding (needed for emoji characters)
Take dump of all databases using
mysql, is safer to recreate
Try restoring on staging server first, to see if restored db works the way as you expect.