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Ok so im fairly new to this and i know some of you will point my to mysql page but im having a hard time finding specific and explicit directions on saying "To that..done" and sites like mysql have a hard time conveying useful information to beginners.

I know it should be fairly simple, so can someone quickly lay down the steps on how to upgrade mysql from version 4 to 5 and upgrade from 5 to latest version with phpmyadmin? Also, are there certain versions of php that are incompatible with latest version of mysql? What should i do about that? Thank you so much?

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You could always consult

Also, for dump-reload instructions, see this article.

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+1 for linking to the manual – a_horse_with_no_name Mar 26 '11 at 22:46
i just asked people to explain it to me simply instead of refering me to the manual... – Ben Mar 27 '11 at 2:34
@Ben: No offense, but I draw a distinct line between making something more concise and spoon feeding. The dev docs, though long-winded at times, include all the information you could want/need. The last article I posted go over exporting the re-importing information. The version docs (i.e. v 4.x to 5.x) tell you anything you need to know about what may be deprecated, altered, removed and should keep in mind when transferring. Everything is right there, just set aside a few hours and read it through. If you have a specific "I tried this" question, someone will be more than willing to assist. – Brad Christie Mar 27 '11 at 2:52

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