As of 02/25/2019, MySQL 5.7, the current version, is available. We will show you how to move your existing MySQL 5.5 databases to the new version.
This procedure is currently not available for Managed WordPress or WordPress Safe Mode installations.
- Export your existing MySQL 5.5 database via phpMyAdmin: View Help Center Article
- Create a new MySQL 5.7 database:
Import your MySQL 5.5 database dump with phpMyAdmin into the new MySQL 5.7 database: View Help Center Article
Change the MySQL connection in the configuration file of the used script, CMS, WebApp (WordPress, Joomla! ...) etc. to the newly created MySQL 5.7 database
Check if your scripts contain reserved words. More information about the reserved words in MySQL 5.7 can be found here: View Help Center Article
Check if the script, CMS, or the WebApp (WordPress, Joomla! ...) works correctly
Delete your old MySQL 5.5 Database: