You can change the DB Server Character Set or Collation in the .env file:


  • MYSQL_COLLATION_SERVER=utf8mb4_unicode_ci

To configure InnoDB Buffer Pool size, add the following line to the .env file:


To disable Strict Mode in MySQL you will have to add the following line to the .env file:


You can also set additional arguments to mysqld using the setting below in the .env file. To add multiple arguments, set them as a single space separated string. See the available arguments in the MariaDB Docs.

  • MYSQL_ARGS="--innodb-buffer-pool-instances=4 --key-buffer-size=256M"