I have installed cakephp 2.7.5 on xampp but when I run my application I get an error message >CakePHP is NOT able to connect to the database.
Database connection "Mysql" is missing, or could not be created.< I suspect that my mysql server is not properly configured and I have particular concerns over the PDO and pdo_mysql settings in the php.ini file. How do I enable them? (I am totally lost here)Thanks in advance.
You don't mention configuring the connection, so your problem is most probably that of a missing initial database configuration.
You will obviously need to create a database (and maybe a user with sufficient permissions in that DB) before you setup the configuration. Don't mess with PDO configuration in
php.ini, it should run out of the box with XAMPP.