So I see that PHP 5.x doesn’t come with MySQL support turned on. I’ve been doing this for a while setting up lamp/wamp servers for about 5 years and I’m stumped now. I just can’t get PHP 5 to have MySQL support at all. I’m trying to set it up on my new development laptop and I wanted to upgrade to php 5.x from 4.x but I can’t make it go. phpinfo(); continues to report that there is no MySQL support enabled. I’ve edited the php.ini file and uncommented the extension=php_mysql.dll line and ensured that the php install is in the system PATH variable but still no help.
MySQL works great and I can connect with Coldfusion (all configured to work through Apache 2.2.x) but PHP just isn’t getting it. I’ve tried both the PHP Windows installer (which never seems to copy everything you need) and I have tried the zip file method of extracting. I can’t imagine what I am missing? And I’m of course restarting Apache each time I change php.ini. I can see in phpinfo(); that it is loading the proper php.ini file I am making edits to as well.
Any help would be really great or I guess it is back to PHP 4. Thanks in advance.