WordPress.org

Ready to get started?Download WordPress

Forums

Missing the MySQL extension (9 posts)

  1. garuda
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi there,

    I was trying to install WordPress and this msg comes up when I
    typed http://www.mywebpage.com/wp.admin.php/install:
    "Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL extension which is required by WordPress."
    Anybody knows or ever been encounter with the similar problem? I am using Godaddy free hosting and I already made MySQL Database prior executing the php file.

    Thanks!

  2. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

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

    contact godaddy - they will need to add or fix the mysql extension

    edit - I'll warn you that the ad insertion on the free accounts will mess with your blog.

  3. Go Daddy
    Go Daddy Support
    Posted 5 years ago #

    garuda-

    We can certainly take a look. I just need your domain and we will get in touch.

  4. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'd guess you need to switch to a Linux hosting account at Godaddy?

    There used to be some 'premium' Windows hosting accounts that allowed WordPress to work at Godaddy, but not too sure that's the case any longer.

  5. garuda
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    GDHosting:

    The domain is cindykomang.com.
    I've made a subdomain(I think) to place the wordpress in cindykomang.com/blog

    Thank you all for the info. I am a starter in website making, so there are much to learn.

  6. Go Daddy
    Go Daddy Support
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Just as MichaelH suspected, you'll need to switch from Windows IIS 6 over to a Linux account. You can do so by using this help article: http://help.godaddy.com/article/1285

  7. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    @ GDHosting
    how did you notice this thread? was it by the godaddy tag I added? or just perusing?
    anyway, your help is of course welcome

  8. garuda
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Problem solved! First, I changed to to Linux but it still gave me an error message about establishing the database connection:
    • Are you sure you have the correct username and password?
    • Are you sure that you have typed the correct hostname?
    • Are you sure that the database server is running?
    Then I figured out the host name that is listed on WordPress' "Editing wp-config.php" doesn't match with the on that shows on GD hosting control panel.
    Once I changed that, the wordpress is working!
    Thank you for all your help!

  9. Go Daddy
    Go Daddy Support
    Posted 5 years ago #

    @ samboll
    Just perusing.
    Thanks! Always glad to help!

Topic Closed

This topic has been closed to new replies.

About this Topic