Hi everyone, MySQL 5.5.3 introduced a new character set: utf8mb4. It seems to become a preferred character set to use over the original utf8. (utf8mb4 is a superset of utf8 which support more characters, see <http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/charset-unicode-utf8mb4.html>.) Also, a few references: PHP the Right Way: http://www.phptherightway.com/#php_and_utf8 utf8mb4 in Drupal: https://www.drupal.org/node/1314214 utf8mb4 in WordPress: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/21212 I've written a patch for my personal use which allows ISPConfig to support utf8mb4 when available. I'm not sure it meets ISPConfig standards or anything, but it works for me.