I'm relatively new to CiviCRM and am trying to get a client set up with the platform. I like it overall, it seems much more usable than most I've touched in the past.
All seemed to be going well until late last week. I had it basically set up on a third-party server. There might have been a resource path issue, or it might be a known testing bug (probably the latter).
Somewhere in there an upgrade was called for by Civi and I decided to give it a try. It appeared to work, but after the DB upgrade step I couldn't get to any Civi pages. I had to completely blow away Civi and start again to get anything displayed. Restoring the db from Backup brought me back to a somewhat usable state, but it wants to upgrade the db. I've tried a couple times with the same result.
I'm limping along right now with a db that says it needs to upgrade, but otherwise seems to work.
Looking around on the forums here, it seems like maybe I should be using an older version. The website seemed to be strongly steering me to 5.* so I assumed it was stable. I see here, people using 4.7 which I didn't even see on the website (all seemed to be 5.* and 4.6.*).
Any thoughts on either fixing this 5.5.1 problem or if I should be finding and running 4.7?