Percona instead of MySQL
I saw that you tried using MariaDB as default, but that didn't work out well.
You should use Percona instead, which is a 100% compatible drop in replacement for MySQL - free and open source.
So while using Percona you only gain benefits, even as developer (besides performance and security).
"Another important aspect is the ability to monitor and obtain statistics on the operation of the database, considering a very broad set of variables that include the very valuable performance counters per table, index and user."
Quote by https://blog.pandorafms.org/percona/
@Morgy93 : Unfortunately, Percona is not available on Windows.
Haha, you're right, my fault.
I run Percona on the WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) and my brain probably just made the connection to "available on Windows" then. :D
Thanks anyway for reply!