I installed wamp server on my PC and by default wamp server is connected to MariaDB as showed below
How can i switch to MySQL? Thank you in advance for your help.
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Follow these steps:
I hope this helps.
The -to my knowledge- only way to solve the luck of MySQL databases in WAMP is to uninstal it and reinstall making sure to have MySQL selected when you are prompted what to instal.
Do not worry, your WAMP website/webapp files (or whatever you are developing) will not be harmed or lost in the process, unless you select them to be deleted.
Once the fresh installation is done, just move the contents from your previous wamp64\www folder in the new directory (if for example you had wamp installed in C:\wamp64 and now you installed WAMP in C:\wamp64_2 folder move the contents of www folder from C:\wamp64\www over to C:\wamp64_2\www) and you can load it all again.
One note, if you was using some databases in this your other projects you will need to move them using export and import via the phpMyAdmin or Adminer, but I find it unlikely, since the question seems like related to a luck of a specific DB type and I am guessing you are still in the first steps
I found the best way to solve this problem. we can download the add-ons for the mysql or mariaDB based on the requirements .During the process of installing be sure you are installing the right version of MYSQL
below is the link for downloading add-ons
After downloading just install it.
for changing to MYSQL just go to wampsettings and
check the Allow MYSQL wampp restarts
uncheck the Allow mariaDB