Confirming version of MariaDB Database

Now that I have access to MariaDB (Hosted by IONOS), I want to confirm which version is running.

After logging in
-After logging in, it answers this with:
Server version: 10.5.12-MariaDB-1:10.5.12+maria~buster-log binary distribution
-Of course, that means I have version 10.5.12 running as of 20220117

How to check the version at any time?:
-That responded with:
| version() |
| 10.5.12-MariaDB-1:10.5.12+maria~buster-log |
1 row in set (0.000 sec)

How to cross check versioning with the MariaDB org?
-Aside from going directly to the MariaDB or, I also check this site
-10.5 was released 3 December 2019; has status of “Old stable (GA); with an end-of life of Jun 2025.
-According to this site, version 10.7 came out 17 Sep 2021 and has current version 10.7.1.
-According to — Latest MariaDB releases 10.8.0 (Alpha), 10.7.1 (RC), 10.6.5, 10.5.13, 10.4.22, 10.3.32, 10.2.41
-Bottom-line… IONOS is a bit out-of-date, but the end of life is in a couple years, so I’m sure it will be upgraded at some point. Good enough for now.

The Server is a running program called: mysqld (d stands for daemon)
The Client is a key program for basic MySQL Client: mysql

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