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    What version should i dl?

    I was just wondering what version of PHP i should download. Ive looked here (http://au.php.net/downloads.php). I was thinking i shold download version 5.0 as it would be the later and better. (I hardly know anything about php i might add). But it has 18th of March for version 5.0 and 16th of March for version 4.3.5. So im confused. And i also seen the version of 4.3.5 with all the extensions and stuff. Now im even more confused.

    Could someone please help?

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    PHP 5 is not final yet; it is still only an RC. Therefore, if stability is important to you, go with PHP 4. It's also worth noting that hardly any--if any at all--hosts have upgraded to PHP 5 yet, so if you're looking to set up your dev environment to closely mirror a live environment, you'll want to use PHP 4.

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    I say if you are new a learning go V5


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    I have been working in production (intranet and extranet) with the combination Apache2 and PHP5 (since beta2) and did not run into problems others than Apache not restarting correctly due to pid problems.
    You need to check hosting if this is relevant (I have full ownership over my servers - but I am a control freak ) , but I would recommend to start with PHP5 , for the amalgamate of new functionality in OOP.

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    But seriously, is someone new to PHP going to use the new OO model? No.

    Go with PHP 4.3.5, it's the only supported version at the moment and PHP5 is not yet classes as stable. Get your feet wet with PHP4 and when and only when PHP5 final is released, then feel free to upgrade. It has some fantastic new features that are non-existant in PHP4 but I can assure you that these features won't matter to you for quite a while

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    Ok thanks everyone! Ill think i will go with the 4.3.5 version.


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