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My host has an old version of Mysql

Why can't they update it as everyone?

     

tomda

5:59 am on Oct 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hi,

Just found out yesterday that my host is having an very old version of MySql - MySQL version 3.23
I found out by using a UNION statement in my query. As you may be aware, UNION statement is only valid for version 4+.

Hey! I have got version 4.1.9 at home!
Why can't they update MySql like everyone?
Should I move to another host or be patient?

Thank U

txbakers

12:56 am on Oct 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member txbakers is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



it's certainly worth the cost of a phone call before you look to switch. Maybe no one has asked them to upgrade.

R e b r a n d t

9:35 am on Oct 25, 2005 (gmt 0)



Sometimes hosting companies have alternative database servers to offer when different dbms version is required. So you should contact the support and see if they can offer a different server or maybe upgrade the existing one.