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Please help me connect PHP to MySql - Newbie problem

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I'm a newbie at PHP and MySql, although I have wads of experience of
ASP, ASP.NET, SQL Server, etc.

I have just installed PHP 5.2.3 on a server (Windows Server 2003), as
well as MySql 5.0.45. Both of these work fine independently, but I can't
get PHP to connect to MySql.

The first (and probably most basic) problem is that when I run phpinfo()
I don't see any mention of MySql. I suspect that this is the cause of
the lack of connectivity.

I have removed the comments from the following two lines in php.ini
(which is in C:\Windows)...


I've also got the following line in there...

extension_dir = "C:\Program Files\PHP\ext\"

which points to the folder containing the two DLLs mentioned above.

I've rebooted the machine a couple of times since making these changes.

As I said, when I run phpinfo(), it doesn't mention MySql at all.

Anyone any ideas? If I try to connect, nothing happens. No errors,
nothing. I tried the following sample script from to test it...

$link = mysql_connect('localhost', 'mysql_user', 'mysql_password');
if (!$link) {
die('Could not connect: ' . mysql_error());
echo 'Connected successfully';

(where I changed the user name and password obviously), but this didn't
produce anything. No message, no error, just a blank page.

TIA for any help

Alan Silver
(anything added below this line is nothing to do with me)
Jul 16 '08 #1
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