[wp-hackers] MySQL server/client versions

Chris chris.hearn01 at ntlworld.com
Tue May 15 22:39:00 GMT 2007

Thanks Kevin,
That's nice and clear!

Kevin Newman wrote:
> Chris wrote:
>> Hi , could an expert advise me on this.
>> My ISP has server version 5.0.24, and i noted that phpMyAdmin shows 
>> client version as 4.1.10
>> (Linux hosting) - I know it is ideal to have same versions for both, 
>> but I don't have control of this... what are the implications, if any?
>> thanks
>> ChrisH
> Your ISP has version 5.0.24 of MySQL server running (the server). When 
> you are using PHP, then PHP connects to the MySQL server as the 
> client, using whatever library it was compiled with (in your case 
> 4.1.10). There is no issue with using an older client version of the 
> libmysql, except perhaps that you don't get the performance benefits 
> of using a newer client version.
> Kevin N.
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