Carpet Carpet - 1 month ago 8x
MySQL Question

phpMyAdmin - The MySQL Extension is Missing

I installed everything separately (Apache, PHP, MySQL and phpMyAdmin) and do not use a compilation, everything works fine till now except phpMyAdmin.

The problem I am experiencing is, that the error message states that the "MySQL extension is missing", as soon as I try to call up:


And when I call up


I have two messages where I do not know if it is supposed to be like that:

Bzip2 compression and decompression requires functions (bzopen,
bzcompress) which are unavailable on this system.


Zip decompression requires functions (zip_open) which are unavailable
on this system.

Any suggestions?


At first make sure you have mysql installed properly. You can ensure it just by checking that whether you can access mysql using mysql command promp. So if you mysql is working then probably it is not loading. For that follow the steps given below

First of all, you must find your php.ini. It could be anywhere but if you create a small php file with the

<?php phpinfo(); ?>

script it will tell you where it is. Just look at the path of loaded configuration file. Common places include /etc/apache/, /etc/php4/apache2/php.ini, /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini or even /usr/local/lib/php.ini for Windows it may be C:\Users\username\PHP\php.ini

Edit your server’s php.ini and look for the following line. Remove the ‘;’ from the start of the line and restart Apache. Things should work fine now!


should become

For windows it will be


should become