How to Fix “missing the MySQL extension” on Linux

missing the MySQL extensionI believe most users who try to install WordPress on a Linux server encountered this problem. This problem occurs if Apache, PHP and MySQL server has been installed but without or missing the MySQL extension. Follow the steps below to resolve this issue :

Problem :
I’m installing WordPress blog system under CentOS Linux or RHEL and getting an error which read as follows:

PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL extension which is required
by WordPress

What is PHP

PHP is the most popular scripting language for web development. It is free, open source and server-side (the code is executed on the server).

See also  How to Install Zimbra Collaboration Suite 7.1.4 Mail Server on CentOS 6.2 x86_64

What is MySQL

MySQL is a Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) that uses Structured Query Language (SQL).

MySQL module for php5

PHP support for MySQL should work without a problem if installed properly.

Solution for missing the MySQL extension :

1. Login to your linux server as a root and install the most important php extension to work with MySQL server features :

[root@server ~]# yum install php-mysql -y

2. Once you installed above php-mysql extension, kindly restart your apache web server.

etc/init.d/httpd restart
Stopping httpd:                                            [  OK  ]
Starting httpd:                                            [  OK  ]

How to Reset the Directory Manager Password on RHEL 7 / CentOS 7
How to Reset the Directory Manager Password on RHEL 7 / CentOS 7

It is best practice to remember passwords, but because too many passwords, sometimes we forget. We are not encouraged to write the password on any paper or share the password...

How to Find Big Files Size on Linux RHEL/CentOS
How to Find Big Files Size on Linux RHEL/CentOS

As the linux administrator, sometimes we have to identify which files are most take much space in the linux server resulting in low free space. Low disk space can also...

Why Linux users should worry about malware and what they can do about it
Why Linux users should worry about malware and what they can do about it

Don’t drop your guard just because you’re running Linux. Preventing the spread of malware and/or dealing with the consequences of infection are a fact of life when using computers. If...

How to Reset Forgotten Root Password on Linux RHEL 7/CentOS 7
How to Reset Forgotten Root Password on Linux RHEL 7/CentOS 7

This article will explain the steps to reset a lost root password or to reset forgotten root password on Linux RHEL 7 or CentOS 7. Basically, the steps will adding...

How to Update CentOS or Upgrade CentOS to the Latest Version
How to Update CentOS or Upgrade CentOS to the Latest Version

Recently, the latest version of CentOS 7.3 was released. All users of CentOS 7.0, 7.1 and 7.2 can upgrade their system to the most recent. This quick guide will explain...

How to Change your WordPress Username, Nickname and Display Name in MySQL
How to Change your WordPress Username, Nickname and Display Name in MySQL

After you create an account log in WordPress, you may want to change your WordPress username, as appropriate or due to security reason. However, you can not do this from...

How to Enable SSH Root Login on Ubuntu 16.04
How to Enable SSH Root Login on Ubuntu 16.04

As what we wrote in the previous article on how to allow SSH root on Ubuntu 14.04, after installing a fresh new copy of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, we find that...

How to Change UUID of Linux Partition on CentOS 7
How to Change UUID of Linux Partition on CentOS 7

UUID (Universally Unique IDentifier) should be unique and it is used to identify storage devices on a linux system. If you cloned a virtual machine from vCenter, the metadata containing...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *