Magento is a mature e-commerce platform that provides powerful integration and is extremely customizable. The software is designed to run on most LAMP stacks without a problem. However, a lot of hosts will use MariaDB instead of MySQL due it’s increased performance and reliability. If you’re reading this post, you may have seen an error that says:
Sorry, but we support MySQL version 5.6.0 or later!
Why this happens in the Magento installer
Magento2’s installer is hardcoded to check for a specific MySQL version, which they graciously let you assign to a variable.
What do I change to fix this?
Simply edit line #93 of setup/src/Magento/Setup/Validator/DbValidator.php and replace:
$mysqlVersion = $connection->fetchOne('SELECT version()');
$mysqlVersion = '5.6.1'; Then comment out lines 119 through 129.
That’s it! You should now be able to re-attempt an install, and should work fine with both MariaDB 10.0.x and 10.1.x branches.