So, if you've setup wordpress on your own server you've probably seen this
"Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL"
Terrible. really terrible.
So, this is what I've done several times to make it work, and it does appear to work.
Environment Server 2003, IIS, PHP 5+, wordpress some version (1.5 + i think)
This assumes your php is up and running , do a phpinfo to ensure it is. steps:
extension=mysql.so" and "
extension=mysqli.so" are uncommented in your php.ini
ext_dir' path is set to the full directory path to php/ext in your php.ini eg:
PHPRC" with the value of your php directory , this is key ---update--- EVeryone feels a reboot is required, I expect restarting the www service would do the trick as well 6.5 restart the www service -------------
You can read through the mess of inane oppinions here http://wordpress.org/support/topic/37800
some of them are good, most are nonsense (see 'just use php4')