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Thread: MySQL upgrading issues

  1. #1
    Junior Member
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    Dec 2003

    Post MySQL upgrading issues


    I've been reading and getting really excited about the enhancements in the MySQL 4.x line. I have been for a long time, since it first came out.

    Is there any security or stability issues with the 4.x versions? I have not been able to find a good web host that offers anything above 3.23.58

    Is there a particular reason that they are sticking with the 3.x instead of upgrading?

  2. #2
    Just Another Geek
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Rotterdam, Netherlands
    It's probably the same reason why most of them are still running Apache 1.3.x.
    They know what it is, what to do when there's a problem, how to run it effeciently, in short they've got a lot of experience.

    Also note the slight differences, they can make or brake existing applications written for 3.x.
    So, to be on the "safe" side they're probably sticking with the "old" version.

    But as soon as they have some field experience and everyone else starts to migrate, they'll follow...
    Oliver's Law:
    Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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