In short, The error is mainly due to the missing of MySQLi extension in the php.ini file. Today we saw how our Support Engineers resolve the error MySQLi extension missing on PHPMyAdmin and the different ways to enable the MySQLi extension.
I have looked through all of the forums that I could find relevant to this question and my problem yet nothing works. I have apache2.2 with php5, phpMyAdmin, and MySQL. I have uncommented the extension, I have checked my phpinfo() and mysqli does not come up. My config directory is where it should be and it still will not load.
which states....PHP 5.3.0 and newer On Windows, for PHP versions 5.3 and newer, the mysqli extension is enabled and uses the MySQL Native Driver by default. This means you don't need to worry about configuring access to libmysql.dll.
It is possible that the mysqli extension is not installed at all, especially if you have just made a new PHP version available. If WordPress can not use the mysqli extension, it will try to use the old mysql one on PHP versions lower than 7.0. The key thing is having the MySQL Native Driver installed and configured for the chosen PHP version.
Install the MySQL Native Driver from your web hosting control panel or using the command line interface to have the WordPress mysqli extension enabled. For PHP 8.1, the package will be called php81-php-mysqlnd or ea-php81-php-mysqlnd.x86_64 if you are using cPanel.
Verify that the MySQL Native Driver, or mysqlnd, is installed correctly, and PHP has added .ini files for both mysqlnd and mysqli. On cPanel servers, you can find the 30-mysqli.ini and 20-mysqlnd.ini configuration files in the /opt/cpanel/ea-php81/root/etc/php.d directory, where PHP 8.1 is the PHP version used by your WordPress website. The files must contain the lines below to have the extensions loaded correctly.
Open the newly created phpinfo.php page in the browser by typing yourwebsite.com/phpinfo.php in the address bar. Replace yourwebsite.com with the actual domain name of your WordPress website. Even if no content loads due to the missing MySQL extension error, you will not have any issues opening the PHP information page.
Make sure the list of additional .ini files parsed contains the required 20-mysqlnd.ini and 30-mysqli.ini files that make sure the required PHP WordPress MySQL extension mysqli is loaded correctly and can be used by your website.
Note that the mysqli extension is compiled to use the MySQL Native Driver as the Client API Library version shows us mysqlnd. The PHP extension information shows us some additional details, including the MySQL/MariaDB port.
The PHP information page will show you whether the PHP version you use for your WordPress website has the mysqli extension installed and configured. If it is missing, install it from the PHP management interface provided by your web hosting control panel or using the command line interface.
Check the 20-mysqlnd.ini and 30-mysqli.ini referenced to see if they load the extension correctly. If you are using an outdated version of WordPress, update the installation and all plugins and themes.
The WordPress MySQL missing extension error is one of the WordPress issues related to its ability to communicate with its database. It indicates that the required PHP mysqli extension is either missing or configured incorrectly, which results in PHP being unable to send SQL queries to your WordPress database. Starting from PHP 7.0, the older mysql extension was removed in favor of mysqli, the new WordPress MySQL extension compiled to use the MySQL Native Driver.
I have un-commented it in php.ini (extension=php_exif.dll , extension=php_mysql.dll , extension=php_mysqli.dll)and restarted my server, but I am still seeing that it is missing. I also double checked the PHP\\ext folder and I see php_mysqli.dll in there, so I know it exists.
More specifically, this problem is related to the outdated MySQL extension which was removed as of PHP 7.0. In this tutorial, we will help you fix the problem with the PHP missing MySQL extension error, and help you complete the WordPress installation successfully.
Once you install the MySQL extension for PHP, you can return back to your WordPress setup. If the installation went OK, the message about the missing MySQL extension should not be presented to you. You can now continue with your WordPress setup!
I wrote and installed a simple script to call phpinfo() and noticed that the mysql extension was missing. I looked at the PHP section for WebStation and could not find any configuration settings for it.
WordPress is one of the most widely popular content management system that allows users to better manage their website and publish content easily. Being one of the most commonly used CMS platforms, WordPress has its own set of issues and problems as well. WordPress site showing an error message- Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL extension which is required by WordPress is one such common issue that is encountered by most users.
You have to use the updated version of PHP with compatible code to run the WordPress version smoothly without causing any errors. Check if you are running outdated WordPress files and if you find any, fix the problem immediately. This could be one of the reasons that cause the missing MySQL extension error in WordPress.
One of the common causes for this error can be an improper configuration of your PHP extension directory. There may occur a mismatch in your PHP configuration if you have recently migrated your website to any other hosting provider. This will result in showing your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL extension error.
Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL extension which is required by WordPress when you have migrated or updated your website recently. This may cause a mismatch in the PHP configuration in the extension directory (WordPress looks for the PHP data in the extension directory). You can follow either one of the following methods to fix the missing MySQL extension in WordPress error:
Unless your Unix distribution comes with a binary package of PHP with the mysqli extension available, you will need to build PHP from source code. Building PHP from source allows you to specify the MySQL extensions you want to use, as well as your choice of client library for each extension.
To ensure that the mysqli extension for PHP is enabled, you will need to configure the PHP source code to use mysqli. This is achieved by running the configure script with the option --with-mysqli=mysql_config_path/mysql_config, prior to building PHP. This will enable mysqli and it will use the MySQL Client Library (libmysql) to communicate with the MySQL Server.
Note that it is possible to freely mix MySQL extensions and client libraries. For example, it is possible to enable the MySQL extension to use the MySQL Client Library (libmysql), while configuring the mysqli extension to use the MySQL Native Driver. However, all permutations of extension and client library are possible.
As mentioned earlier, the mysqli extension is not enabled by default, so the php_mysqli.dll DLL must be enabled inside of php.ini. In order to do this you need to find the php.ini file (typically located in c:\\php), and make sure you remove the comment (semi-colon) from the start of the line extension=php_mysqli.dll, in the section marked [PHP_MYSQLI].
On Windows, for PHP versions 5.3 and newer, the mysqli extension uses the MySQL Native Driver by default. This means you don't need to worry about configuring access to libmysql.dll, you just need to make sure the extension is enabled in the php.ini file.
As with enabling any PHP extension (such as php_mysqli.dll), the PHP directive extension_dir should be set to the directory where the PHP extensions are located. See also the Manual Windows Installation Instructions. An example extension_dir value for PHP 5 is c:\\php\\ext.
I also want to take a moment to talk about the mysql to mysqli package. This package was intended to be included in legacy code using the mysql extension that can be included in PHP versions 5.6 and below and it will just sit there and it waits for the mysql extension to go away.
Today, most companies are relying on WordPress for creating dynamic, efficient, and robust websites. But sometimes the website tends to fail and becomes unavailable to access. Thus making it very frustrating for owners as well as customers to encounter various errors while connecting or accessing a website. One of the most commonly occurring errors is Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL extension which is required by WordPress.
Generally, it might be possible that the PHP code that helps in running WordPress on the server has some parts missing that cause this error to occur again and again. Sometimes, the PHP version of the server might not be able to read the MySQL extension. It is important for you to get the base of the error and what possible reasons can be behind it making it occur again and again. Once you understand the error, you know how to start troubleshooting those possible reasons for fixing them as soon as possible.
As per the name of the error message, it indicates that the error is related to the PHP on your server that has a missing MySQL extension which is mandatory for connecting your WordPress website to the MySQL database. We have mentioned two main reasons that might lead to this error.
The latest versions of the Ubuntu OS uses the native MySQL drivers rather than using the old PHP libraries. If you have a missing php5-mysqlnd-ms package, then you will face this error. It is possible that you might be missing the MySQL extension that is required by WordPress. 1e1e36bf2d