How to Fix the Error: “Your PHP Installation Appears to Be Missing the MySQL Extension Which Is Required by WordPress”

The “Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL extension which is required by WordPress” error message can be confusing to both beginners to WordPress and experienced users. Although it may seem like all you have to do is install the missing WordPress MySQL extension, PHP installation and configuration on the server side is much more complicated. Moreover, there are quite a few different database drivers available for PHP, each serving the same purpose.

This post was originally published on iThemes by Kiki Sheldon.

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