Converting MySQL 5.5 Databases to MySQL 5.7

For Webhosting and Managed Server packages

In this article, we'll show you how to convert your MySQL 5.5 database to the newer version 5.7.

Please Note

If you are using a Managed Server package, MySQL 5.7 databases are limited to a size of 2 GB.

Additional Information

  • With Managed WordPress or Standard WordPress installations, manually changing the MySQL version is neither possible nor necessary since the database used is managed and automatically updated by IONOS.
  • For self-programmed applications or scripts, we recommend that you check whether the SQL code used contains words that have been reserved for internal use since MySQL 5.7 before switching. For more information about reserved words in MySQL 5.7, click here.