I am setting up a few servers which will need nginx only and not mariadb (they will use an external mariadb server). I would like to use centminmod to manage the NginX/PHP, etc but I want to remove mariadb. What is the most recommended way to do this? Should I just stop mariadb service or yum remove mariadb? I would like to maximize my available resources and disk space without affecting centminmod, or having to repeat the steps every upgrade. Based on the install scripts, why not just.. Code: yum -y remove MariaDB-client MariaDB-common MariaDB-compat MariaDB-devel MariaDB-server MariaDB-shared As a side/similar question, would you suggest to install centminmod and remove nginx/php so I can use the optimized MariaDB configuration on the non-http servers? Thanks for your advice.