Which cakephp version should i install?

We got a new server with this installed

mysql is 5.1.70 and php is 5.5.34

Which version of cake is best to use for this server? I tried to copy some files over from a previous cake (2+) and previous server and i’m getting all sorts of errors, that i think it’s best if i start from scratch.

I’m not sure how to tell which version has what requirements, based on https://github.com/cakephp/cakephp/tags

You can install the latest version (3.2.8) see the requirements and installation here: http://book.cakephp.org/3.0/en/installation.html#requirements

As an aside, if you’re going with the much older MySQL 5.1 range, at least get 5.1.73, the last stable release in that series.

Also, if you’re going to copy files over, don’t forget to clear the CakePHP cache, as it might be referencing old paths.

Consider upgrading your server to at least PHP 5.5.9 or greater and install cakephp 3.x.
Follow the installation guide as @dakota said
Good Luck!