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[resolved] MySQLi extension requirement (10 posts)

  1. inge12
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    In trying to run backwpup, I discovered it requires the MySQLi extension.

    I read that "MySQLi extension is automatically installed in most cases (Linux or Windows), when php5 mysql package is installed."

    Now I'm wondering if I install the MySQLi extension, will my current WP setup still recognize the database files?

    Would it be possible to use PDO instead?

    (Please forgive if question seems stupid.)

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/backwpup/

  2. Daniel Hüsken
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 6 months ago #

    PDO not works in moment.
    there is a difference betwen mysql and mysqli. mysql php extensin ist mostly installed. but it is deprecaded for future releases of php. BackWPUp need mysqli for database backups.

  3. inge12
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Thank you for answering, Danie.

    Now how do I make sure my present WordPress installation recognizes the database with the new extension?

    Is it a simple or easy fix?

  4. inge12
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    In answer to my own question, I just discovered this plugin:
    http://wordpress.org/support/plugin/mysqli

    It still seems to have a glitch:
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/error-commands-out-of-sync-you-cant-run-this-command-now?replies=1

  5. Daniel Hüsken
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 6 months ago #

    Hallo, you can't do it with a plugin. THat is a PHP extension.
    Ask your hoster for installing or enabling it.

  6. Look Below
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    BackWPup will not work on my site either because of the missing MySQLi php plugin. :-(

    I have a VPS and so am my own "host" and I cannot find a way to install it.
    One site said I would need to re-compile PHP, but that is beyond me.
    Why is it all made too hard?

    LB

  7. Daniel Hüsken
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 months ago #

  8. Look Below
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    With OS did you use on VPS?

    My VPS is Centos 64 it. PHP is 5.4.???

    I don't know why MySQLi is not there.

    LB

  9. Daniel Hüsken
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 months ago #

    Sorry but on Centos i can't help. Please search in the web for help for activating the MySQLi extension of PHP.

  10. Look Below
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Problem solved.
    I logged into WHM on my Centos64bit VPS as root, and from withing WHM I ran the EasyApache process, and in the advanced settings there was an option to recompile Apache (and PHP and lots more).

    In there I found a checkbox for php_mysqli or something...

    After it ran the recompile (about 3 minutes), and nothing was broken, the BackWPup now works GREAT.

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