php version 5.6.10
mysql version 14.14 Distrib 5.5.38
When installing drupal 8, I get this:
Failed to connect to your database server. The server reports the following message: SQLSTATE: Syntax error or access violation: 1115 Unknown character set: 'utf8mb4'.
User/pass combo works because I can log into mysql with ssh.
MYSQL.org suggests the mysql version is out of date, but others on stackexchange suggest that utf8mb4 should work for this version.
Is this a case of upgrading mysql? What's the deal here?