How to resolve “your php installation appears to be missing the mysql extension which is required by WordPress.” error.

The “your php installation appears to be missing the mysql extension which is required by WordPress” error occurs when the PHP MySQL extension is not enabled on your server. To resolve this error, you can follow these steps:

  1. Check your PHP version: Make sure that your server is running a version of PHP that is compatible with WordPress.
  2. Verify PHP MySQL extension: Check whether the PHP MySQL extension is installed and enabled on your server. You can do this by creating a PHP file with the following code: <?php phpinfo(); ?> and run it on your browser. Look for the “mysql” section and check if it is enabled.
  3. Enable PHP MySQL extension: If the PHP MySQL extension is not enabled, you will need to enable it. The process for enabling the extension will vary depending on your server configuration. You can check the official PHP documentation for instructions on how to enable the MySQL extension for your specific version of PHP.
  4. Contact your hosting provider: If you are unable to enable the PHP MySQL extension on your own, you can contact your hosting provider for assistance.
  5. Update your wp-config.php file: If the PHP MySQL extension is installed, but you’re still getting the error, you may need to update your wp-config.php file with the correct database credentials.
  6. Reinstall PHP : If all the above steps didn’t resolve the issue, you may need to reinstall PHP with the MySQL extension included.
  7. Restart your server: Once you have completed the above steps, you will need to restart your server.

By following these steps, you should be able to resolve the “your php installation appears to be missing the mysql extension which is required by WordPress” error and get your WordPress site up and running. Follow our WordPress FAQs section for more tips and troublehooting topics for the world’s most popular blogging and CMS platform.

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