Here’s some stats on MySQL usage, which…

Here’s some stats on MySQLMySQL MySQL is a relational database management system. A database is a structured collection of data where content, configuration and other options are stored. usage, which is feeling left out with all the PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher talk.

  • 94.3% of sites are at least MySQL 5.0.
  • The first 5.0.x version with real usage is 5.0.22, with 93.6% of installs at this or above.
  • 90.8% of sites are at least MySQL 5.0.44.

If we choose to bump to 5.0.x, we I imagine it would be best to identify a version between 5.0.22 and 5.0.44 based on stability, features, and usage.

  • Joomla is jumping from 3.23 to 5.0.4 — 94.3% of WP installs are this or above.
  • Drupal is jumping from 4.1 to 5.0.15 — 94.2% of WP installs are this or above.

Oddly, neither of those show any real usage — 5.0.4 is in the double digits, and 5.0.15 is in triple digits.