I was using xampp with php 5.3.1 or something then I downgraded to xampp with php v5.2.4 because most of my code was working better that way (old joomla - one that was happy with 5.2.x).
I then noticed that my host is using php 5.2.17, when i uploaded a site that i had developed earlier with php version 5.3.1. It was having problems that it didn't have when i was using php 5.3.1. My problem is that none of the XAMPP releases have php 5.2.17.
I know the site works well with 5.3.1 but i would like to try it on 5.2.17 and work from there since that is my host's version.
My mission is on how do i install a different ver of php like 5.2.17 (that i downloaded from php.net) on a xampp installation with php 5.2.4 installation?
This is what i did: I backed up my xampp and then extracted the php 5.2.17 package onto my php 5.2.4 folder in xampp\php, then copied the lines that were configured by xampp from php.ini (both in xampp\apache\bin\php.ini and xampp\php\php.ini) to new php.ini-dist and renamed to php.ini. Problem is xampp kept on reporting that i was running ver5.2.4 and errors were still there and even reported some dll issues. (Which I think was a result of nothing happened issue to my gain issue).
Is it possible to do what i want to do or there are tonnes of configurations that need to be done?