hi folks,

I have installed PHP 5.2X on apache and mySQL 5.0.
PHP on apache is working fine.

can anyone tell what exactly are the steps to configure PHP to mySQL ?

thanks in advance,

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wanna connect to mySQL or what? if you wanna configure mysql u gotta make connection first then inject the sql commands.

:) He means configuring apache to add mysql module.

By default, php5 doesnt support mysql. You need to add these lines in httpd.conf in apache/conf directory.

AddType application/x-httpd-php .php
AddType application/x-httpd-php .php3

LoadModule php5_module "c:/path/of/this/file/php5apache2_2.dll"

Uncomment mysql line from php.ini
Copy php5ts.dll in system32 folder.

Phew! I would suggest you to try WAMP, which does all these things for you.


thanks for your reply nav.

php is working fine with apache. But i need to configure mySQL and php.
i have put extension=php_mysql.dll and made the extension directory correctly; but still it is not working!!. where may i went wrong?

also plz leave some hint to test php and mysql (code needed)

Did you add the lines I mentioned above ? Did you copy the file to system32 folder ? Dude! My suggestion for you is to uninstall apache, php and mysql and install wamp. It saves alot of your work.

hi naveen!!

Actually I need to install MediaWiki on our server. Media wiki needs these things to be installed priorly. I am totally unaware about WAMP or other alternatives available. Does that make the Mediawiki work fine?

What I did so far -
Installed Apache and PHP, configured - php is getting parsed - its fine.
installed mysql5.0 and configured.
for php 5.2.5 to mysql connection:

extracted extensions to C:\PHP\ext\
set path for extension





to %apache\bin


to %system32\

is there anything i would have missed?

when i am trying to configure MediaWiki, it says no driver found; recompile

-with -mysql

. Actually I am not sure about these terms.
and it will be helpful for me if you leave a snippet to test PHP is getting mysql - sample select querry

Well, I guess your server is a linux box. I dunno bout linux since I work on windows. And you can do a simple test this way.

echo $connection;

If it prints a resource id, then you can connect to mysql. Another way to check if mysql is configured is, by using phpinfo function.


run this script. Search for mysql. If it says, mysql support enabled, then mysql is configured.


commented: C:\PHP\ext\ - does that look like a typical linux path? No. -2

Fatal error: Call to undefined function mysql_connect() in C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Apache2.2\htdocs\index.php on line 4

mysql is not configured. Install WAMP. You dont have to configure anything in it(and ofcourse, it will execute any php/mysql script !)

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Yes install wamp it saves a lot of trouble. Unless you enjoy wasting time.

commented: Fatal error: Call to undefined function mysql_connect() in C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Apache2.2\htdocs\index.php on line 4 < does that look like a typical linux path ? No. "Open you eyes". +0
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try this..

$Server = "";
$Port = ":"."3306";
$DataBase = "database";
$UserName = "user";
$PassWord = "pass";
$Connection = mysql_connect($Server . $Port, $UserName, $PassWord, $Flags, 65536);
    die("Could not connect to server : " . mysql_error());
    mysql_select_db($DataBase,$Connection) or die("Could not connect to database");
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