Support » Fixing WordPress » PHP.. Missing the MySQL… Error Sometimes

  • Hello,

    I’ve been getting this error periodically while using the new WordPress blog. Most of the time the page will load fine and work fine but sometimes I get this error:

    “Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL which is required for WordPress.”

    If I refresh the page most of the time the error will go away. Help. I’ve searched the support forums and tried some of the solutions without any luck. Any ideas? Thanks.


Viewing 6 replies - 1 through 6 (of 6 total)
  • I got this same error when I tried to install WordPress today. I know MySQL is working because I can access it on the command line as well as using MySQL Administrator. But I havne’t been able to get this error to go away.

    I’m running MySQL 5.0.2, Apach 2.055 and PHP 5.1.2.


    From other forums I have heard the PHP version 5.1.2 is having this problem with a lot of software that runs php/mysql. You might want to try the forums at

    Well, is there anywhere on where it suggests which versions of MySQL and PHP one should use? I didn’t see this anywhere in the installation documentation, and it seems like it’s important if the software doesn’t work with certain versions.


    Well since php 5.1.2 just recently came out…

    I got it – I just had to set the extension dir in php.ini to
    “extension_dir = “C:/PHP/ext/” instead of
    extension_dir = “./ext/”

    It didn’t like the relative path.

    Beth, I’ll give that a try.

    Muchos Gracias!


Viewing 6 replies - 1 through 6 (of 6 total)
  • The topic ‘PHP.. Missing the MySQL… Error Sometimes’ is closed to new replies.