TLDR: sqlite.[Previous post on this](https://www.reddit.com/r/Wordpress/comments/16c1y80/booting_up_wordpress_without_mysql/) in case you wonder what’s going on.
Ok. I got a process together to boot up WordPress w/o a MySQL server. This is using the [SQLite plugin released by the WordPress Performance Team](https://github.com/WordPress/sqlite-database-integration). The plugin requires a MySQL server to bootstrap the process. I wanted to eliminate that requirement. As mentioned it was not difficult, it was helpful that others have done something similar. Here is the [write-up](https://www.locol.media/blog/2023/09/14/running-wordpress-without-a-mysql-server-the-future-of-simplicity-and-portability/).
So I wrote up the blog post with the technical details and thought I needed an intro paragraph. Threw the following into ChatGPT, including typos… You can see what it did. I wrote the section **How to Install WordPress without MySQL**. ChatGPT did the rest. LOL.. sorry too funny not to mention.
*Write a blog post about using WordPress without a MySQL server. These are the reasons: No need to set up a MySQL server anymore. No need to take data dump as part of your backup. One less plugin if you use a backup plugin.. This ay not be for many WordPress professional today as it might be a large paradigm shift. But it may well be the standard for tomorrow. Just pick up the files and go. No need for all those migration plugins. Fits well into a git approach with a CI/CD pipeline Fits well with working with Raspberry PIs.*
edit: added tldr and added a sentence mentioning sqlite. Was there originally but managed to delete it when posting.