Problem installing phpmyadmin

Using the book “Build Your Own Database Driven Web Site Using PHP & MySQL” I have been trying to get my own php, msql webserver.

The install worked fine. The Apache server works. If I type http://localhost I get the “It works” webpage. The php works too. But In have failed to install phpmyadmin, and I can’t figure out what I am doing wrong. Error message: phpmyadmin can’t load msql extension.

I have followed the description in the book carefully.

extension_dir = “C:\php\ext”
doc_root =“C:\Program (x86)\Apache Software Foundation\Apache2.2\htdocs”
session.save_path = “C:\Windows\Temp”

<IfModule dir_module>
DirectoryIndex index.html index.php
LoadModule php5_module “C:/php/php5apache2_2.dll”
AddType application/x-httpd-php .php
PHPIniDir “C:/php”

I created a and put this in it:
$cfg[‘blowfish_secret’] = ‘bhvhbv3577h3qguw83qdh37b2fnqelinbq38qhg’;
$cfg[‘Servers’][1][‘auth_type’] = ‘cookie’;

But the phpmyadmin will not start. Since the webserver is a localhost only, its not password protected.
Any clue to what to to?

Sounds like it wants the mysql extension, and you’ve only installed mysqli.

I have tried to uncheck both, or one at the time, but to no avail.

One odd thing i found is this:

Configuration File (php.ini) Path C:\Windows
Loaded Configuration File C:\php\php.ini

There is no such file in C:\Windows.

The windows path is just one possible location for it. As none was found there, i fell back to the php path instead.

Thanks, any idea of what I am doing wrong?

Nope, not a damned thing :rolleyes:. I am happy to admit that I am completely out of my depth when it comes to configuring PHP.

I’ll leave this for other experts on here to help you resolve things.