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We've always tried to make AutoDirector work with as many systems as possible, and it currently works with PHP4 or 5 in conjunction with MySQL 3, 4, or 5.

However, it's reaching the stage where PHP5 and MySQL5 offer many benefits and they are installed by most web hosts.

Would you have concerns if AutoDirector v2.0 required PHP5+ and MySQL5+?
(Note that v1.x would continue to be supported on PHP4+ and MySQL 3+)

In addition, would you like support for other databases, e.g. SQLite, PostgreSQL, etc.
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I think that is a standard approach... offer the best features available.
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I wish it were that easy! Most ISPs offer PHP4, and the majority offer PHP5 as well - but there are still many that don't.

MySQL 5 has fewer installations than MySQL 4, and version 3 is still around. There's also the possibility of using alternative databases.

At this stage, I suspect PHP5 will be the minimum requirement, especially since PHP4 has been discontinued and PHP6 is on it's way. MySQL 4 is adequate, but we'll consider MySQL 5 if there are any significant benefits.
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No issues here, my server runs both PHP 5 and MySql 5

Thanks.

Matt
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Not sure what php we are running off the top of my head, but it is sql 5
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