I have formatted my hard drive and installed Windows XP Professional. I am now in a dilema as to which format of PHP4.3.7 to install. I read somewhere that only install the zip version because it is better than the exe installer if you are gonna use Apache.
Well I will be using Apache probably the zip version of that too. I am quite new to PHP, MySQL and Apache and already absorbed as much info as I can in very short time so be gentle with me.
My main questions are these:
 Which is better - Source or Binary or CGI?
 What's the basic difference between number 1
 How do you compile PHP
 Do you need apps like C++ or Visual Basic etc. to compile PHP
 Finally, what's with the MDAC stuff to download from microsoft.