What's your MySQL version?

I’ve heard that the mechanic’s wife always has a car that needs repair or tuneup, the painter’s wife always had walls of peeling paint, you get the picture. What about MySQL DBA’s and their own databases? While I have many versions of MySQL for testing including for example the latest 5.1.44 which I was using for my previous post, what is running on my production server? Let’s see:

mysql> select version();
| version() |
| 5.1.25-rc |

That’s really old. And yes, to prove my point that we can be our own worst enemy, the previous version before 5.1.25 was 5.1.6. Yes, .6 which worked just fine, and never crashed once for my 20+ websites. While I have downloaded onto my production server several versions ready for upgrade including versions 5.1.30, 5.1,38, and 5.4.1 I’ve never actually gone through the upgrade process.


  1. says

    I keep them up to date but it is the OS chose.
    work – 5.1.37sp1-enterprise-gpl-advanced-log
    home – 5.0.77-log

    Work is running on Redhat 5.4. Home is running on CentOS 5.4.

  2. says

    Went to install WordPress on a clients chosen host today and the host is running MySQL version ‘4.0.24-nt-max-log’. How can a host still be in business running an antique version like this! Aahhhh