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Using OCI to install WordPress and MySQL 8.0

Today we will see how to install WordPress in Oracle Cloud (OCI). We will use Oracle Cloud’s Free Trier and deploy 2 compute instances: the webserver (apache, PHP and WordPress) the database server (MySQL 8.0)


MySQL 8.0 & PHP on RedHat, CentOS and Fedora

As you could read in this previous post, PHP 7.4 is now completely supporting MySQL 8.0 and the new default authentication plugin. I wanted to make a summary table providing and overview of all PHP versions and how they supported MySQL 8.0 and the different authentication plugins. As I am a RPM based distribution user, I’m using the famous repository … Read More


MySQL 8.0 & PHP

See some update at the end: 23 Dec 2019 MySQL and PHP is a love story that started long time ago. However the love story with MySQL 8.0 was a bit slower to start… but don’t worry it rules now ! The support of MySQL 8.0’s new default authentication method in PHP took some time and was added in PHP … Read More


MySQL 8.0.17 and Drupal 8.7

From Drupal’s website, we can see that now the support of MySQL 8 is ready. I just tested it and it works great ! The only restriction is related to PHP and the support for the new authentication method in php-mysqlnd. In this previous post, I was happy because it was included in PHP 7.2.8, but this has been reverted … Read More


PHP 7.2.8 & MySQL 8.0

A good news for all PHP CMS users like Drupal and Joomla!, PHP 7.2.8 (available on Remi’s repo for those using rpms) supports the new MySQL 8.0 default authentication plugin ‘caching_sha2_password‘ ! So, I’ve installed PHP 7.2.8: And I’ve my user (here joomla) uses the caching_sha2_password: I give acces those this user to SELECT in mysql.user table: Now let’s share … Read More


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