I'm new to WP. I was just about to download v. 2.9.1, and then I checked with my webhost (FatCow), and found out they only support the automatic server code installation for WP v. 2.8.4 using Install Central. I called FatCow and they said I could install the updated 2.9.1 server code, but I would be on my own in doing this. FatCow support said I should go to WP forums to find out how to install 2.9.1 server code, but I could not find any posts showing me how.
So I'm considering these options:
1) I try installing 2.9.1 server code on Fatcow, if I could find reliable instructions on how to do this.
2) I install 2.8.4 server code of Fatcow.
3) I switch to another webhost that is more focused on WP support. I'm considering BlueHost.
I'll choose option 1 if someone on this forum could help.
I'll choose option 2 if I can't find any support for option 1.
I'll choose option 3 if I could see the extra cost is worth the benefits.
Any opinions or input on this decision would be appreciated.
Another consideration is I don't know how important it is for me to use the most current version of WP. I don't know which plug-ins I want to use, so perhaps it is better for me to use an older version, so I have more compatability with existing plugins and themes.