WHM / Cpanel MySQL 5.5 support in WHM 11.32
Great news for WHM / Cpanel control panel users who have been asking for MySQL 5.5 support. Cpanel folks have announced that MySQL 5.5 support will officially make it in WHM 11.32 builds. Currently, MySQL 5.5.15 is latest MySQL Community build.
Originally, they planned on leaving MySQL 5.5 to default to InnoDB storage engine but luckily they listened to feedback to at least default their MySQL 5.5 installs to MyISAM storage engine like MySQL 5.0/5.1 and leave it up to folks who are familiar with InnoDB workings and tuning to enable the InnoDB storage engine support themselves.
There’s quite alot of WHM / Cpanel features planned for WHM 11.32 build as you can see in their forums.
MySQL 5.5 is definitely the best option for MySQL Community releases unless you want to migrate over to better performing forks, MariaDB 5.2 or Percona 5.5.