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How to install MariaDB on Windows

This MariaDB tutorial will show you how to install MariaDB on windows 10. By the end of the tutorial you will know how to install MariaDB as a service on Windows. This tutorial will show you how to install MariaDB server on windows.

You will first see how to download MariaDB to Windows. Next you will see how to run the MariaDB installer. You will next see how to configure the MariaDB server on Windows. Finally you will see how to test if MariaDB is working.

How to check MariaDB version

“MariaDB is a community-developed fork of the MySQL relational database management system intended to remain free under the GNU GPL. Development is led by some of the original developers of MySQL, who forked it due to concerns over its acquisition by Oracle Corporation”

This short MariaDB tutorial will show you how to check the version of MariaDB you are running. We are running MariaDB on CentOS 7 but the process should be much the same for other operating systems.

Step 1 

Log into your MariaDB instance, in our case we log in using the command:

mysql -u root -p

Step 2

After you log in you can see your version in the welcome text – highlighted in the screen-grab below:

Step 3

If you cannot see your version here you can also run the following command to see it:


A full video tutorial on the process can be found here: