View Full Version : PHP don't recognize mysql

May 30th, 2010, 05:18 PM
I got apache, mysql, php working ...I can go to localhost, I can go into mysql and create my databases and tables. Apache can also load .php files.

Problem is, I used this code:

$con = mysql_connect("localhost", "root","");
if (!$con) {
echo ("Could not connect" . mysql_error() );
}else {
echo ("Connected successfully");


I just want to test if I could connect to mysql but there does not seem to load any message...because it should tell me if i failed or if I succeed in connecting to the database...but I don't see any message...Error reporting is turned on in my php.ini file.

Also I think it should be something to do with the PHP and MYSQL extension...I could not find mysql.so / mysqli.so anywhere. Also i'm not sure which part of php.ini i should edit which is located in /etc/php5/apache/php.ini ....so if anybody can tell me how can i get the mysqli.so file and the appropriate php.ini file to edit....

Thank you.

May 30th, 2010, 06:34 PM
Did You install php5-mysql ?

May 31st, 2010, 12:30 AM
Ah thanks! Yup i forget to install that...i thought i did even though i don't know that it gives the mysql.so file...