I have been wanting to naturally update to WP's latest 3.2 version, but was unclear of which exact version my web host's server was running... doing 'test.php' of my domain name, it showed I was running PHP v5.2.17.
WP says I need to be running at least PHP v5.2.4. So, I contact my Host and ask them if it is correct that I am only running version 5.2.17, and they confirm. I explain that I run WP on my site, and that the latest WP upgrade requires version 5.2.4, when will they update the PHP on the server, especially seeing that the latest PHP is v5.3.6, and they replied they didn't have an exact date as to when updated maintenance would be performed.
However, they went on to explain that my 5.2.17 version is actually a much later version than 5.2.4. Huh?! What?! But, check of PHP's own site, it appears to be correct! What the - ?!
According to it, 5.2.4 actually was released clear back in August of 2007! Whilst my v5.2.17 was released in January of this year. Well now, that ain't confusing!
I just want to check with you all that this is, odd, but correct - that my PHP v5.2.17 is actually greater/later, and therefore compatible to run the latest v3.2 of WP requiring a PHP version of 5.2.4 or greater?
Scratching my head,
Helps, if I actually read further down the forum's posts, then I would have found the two posts in a row that address this very thing. My bad. Okay, I now know that 5.2.17 is somehow greater/later than 5.2.4! :-)