I manually installed and configured PHP 5 and MySQL. I created a catalog called 'wordpress' (is a MySQL catalog a database in regular terms?).
I've got PHP running fine on my apache server but I don't seem to be able to connect to the MySQL database. I receive the following error:
"Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL which is required for WordPress."
I have enabled the PHP.ini extensions for PHP and libmysql.dll is in the same directory as php5apache2.dll.