Q. I have Apache Web server and MySQL configured. Everything works fine except I am not able to connect to a MySQL database server (I am able to connect mysql server with mysql client). So how do I configure or connect PHP scripts?
A. You need to install MySQL module for php4 or php5. Without php-mysql shared object or module, php scripts won't able to connect to MySQL database server.
Debian / Ubuntu Linux User
To install type the following command:
# apt-get install php4-mysql
if you are using PHP5, enter:
# apt-get install php5-mysql
RHEL <= 4 user
If you are using Red Hat Linux:
# up2date php-mysql
If you are using Fedora / CentOS / RHEL 5 Linux:
# yum install php-mysql
Restart apache to take effect. Now you will be able to connect MySQL via PHP scripts.
# service httpd restart