How to change MySQL servers default charset from “utf8_unicode_ci” to “utf8mb4_unicode_ci”?
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By default, Plesk databases are created with the following command:
MYSQL_LIN: CREATE DATABASE
/*!40101 default charset=utf8 */
As a workaround, apply the following solution: