Before I start implementing those solutions, I want to ask how did you know I was using MariaDB?
I believe the default database for Laravel is MYSQL right? Please correct me if I am wrong. I did not do any changes on the default database for my Laravel application, so it should be MYSQL not MariaDB. Sorry... I am really confused.
I did know nothing about MariaDB (I just went to google it, and it seems like an alternative to MYSQL).