Firstly, Merry Christmas to everyone! :cheesy:
I'm thinking of installing PHP on WinXP Pro, using IIS 5.1 as my web server. I have browsed around and there's 2 versions of PHP( i.e. PHP4 and PHP5). I have no prior knowledge or experience in PHP whatsoever. I only did some VBScript using IIS, some java and c programming. Neither of them needed much configuration at all. ;)
My queries are:
1. Which would be a better version of PHP to install? (i.e. which version is more stable and has better functionality support.)
2. Is manual installation really that much better than using the installer?
I would be running PHP locally on my laptop to practise and learn the language from scratch. :o
Thank you very much in advance for your assistance and guidance!