Connecting to mysql database with a php script

Hi everybody, I’m a beginner to php I’m trying to connect to my mysql database but I keep getting a this error:

“Fatal error: Call to undefined function mysqli_connect() in C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Apache2.2\htdocs\connect\index.php on line 2”

I’m not sure exactly whats wrong the code i’ve been using is

“$link = mysqli_connect(‘localhost’, ‘root’, ‘password’);”

It seems you don’t have the mysqli extension installed in you PHP installation.
For information on how to install it:

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to save your self the headache trying to install PHP / MySQL on your computer

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