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Perhaps one reason is that more hosting providers support MySQL but not PostgreSQL. Amazon AWS, Google Cloud SQL, and numerous others offer hosted MySQL solutions but not PostgreSQL. I'm unsure how much overall usage such service providers account for though; it would be an interesting stat.

Here and on Reddit I can read stories about people who are free to choose whatever they want. Nearly nobody uses Java or PHP if you can decide themselves.

But it's always MySQL. Starting with MySQL, going back to MySQL, staying with MySQL.

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