First of - I'm almost a newbie. I messed around a bit with PHP 4 for a while until things got scary and they switched Globals on in 4.2 - where I had to then re-write my scripts all over again. It seems that with every upgrade you need to become more and more like a Nuclear Pysicist or Rocket Scientist to figure out what's going on with PHP.
I spent the entire day yesterday trying to install PHO 5 and Myql 5. I thought I had it licked until I installed phpMyAdmin and to my horror could not access MySql Server.
I got a #2003 error and by googling, that's how I discovered this site. However the suggestions here dod not right the problem. I think somewhere along the way I did something that got rid of this message but then got another one took its place. After hours of moving .dll files here and there, re-writing configuration scripts (without making a jot of difference) I decided 'enough was enough'.
Eventually I discovered that PHP apparently does not support MySQL. To me that's amazing. I thought the whole appeal of PHP was its ability to connect with MySQL. I then read what others had experienced on other sites and in other threads and eventually decided to follow suit and revert as 14 hours of trying to configure this lot just was not worth the effort.
Has anybody out there got a step by step guide to installing the following ver 5 config so that it works seemlessly as in version 4?
mysql-5.0.15-win32/Php 5.0.05/phpMyAdmin 2.6.4-pl3 and on IIS 5.1
I haven't had any software installation annoy me as much as this one did in quite a while but if it's possible to have a set up that works as cleanly as ver 4 without all the messing around please can you provide details.
Thanking you in advance