I know this has been asked on almost every forum but I've been at this for two evenings now and I'm stumped.
Server version: 5.5.31-0ubuntu0.12.10.1 (Ubuntu)
Initially I had no access to mysql functions either but that hurdle has been overcome.
I've placed the extension modules (.so files) in "/usr/lib/php5/ext"
In my php.ini files I set;
extension_dir = "/usr/lib/php5/ext"
; ... or under UNIX: ; extension=mysqli.so ; ; ... or with a path: ; extension=/usr/lib/php5/ext/mysqli.so
Doing this it what seems to have enabled the mysql functions for me but mysqli is still not enabled.
in php.ini mysqli.so was msql.so. Not sure if I was correct to change this...???
Does anyone have any other suggestions?