The web host that I use provides free database via MySQL v5.6.38. Recently, they switched to MariaDB v10.3.31
They converted all my databases and all my apps still work as expected. The problem is I've put in considerable effort into learning MySQL over two years and so I don't want to abandon it. I know MariaDB is based on MySQL and so there's some good compatibility until MySQL 8. I want to keep developing on MySQL and then just convert/port that particular database to MariaDB. Is there a way to do this?
Most articles talk about converting/upgrading the whole MySQL instance and its databases to MariaDB. How do I convert just a single database from MySQL format to MariaDB format?
UPDATE: While MariaDB is seemingly better than MySQL, MySQL is more popular & more common. For this reason, my plan is to use only features & functions that are common between both of them. - If I happen to change web hosts in the future and the new webhost doesn't offer MariaDB, then I'll have a lot of work to do if I have used features specific to MariaDB.