Enable MySql for PHP on NGINX after upgrade to Ubuntu 22

I just upgraded my ubuntu from 21 to 22, and everything seemed to go pretty well except for one thing. I have two PHP websites that use MySql databases, but I can’t get PHP to talk to MySql. Both services are up and running, but MySql is not listed when I do a php_info().

I went into /etc/php/7.4/fpm/php.ini and uncommented the following line:


and restarted php using

sudo service php7.4-fpm restart

which returned no errors. It also didn’t change anything in the output from the php_info()

Am I missing something completely obvious here?

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Bobby Iliev
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October 2, 2022
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Hi there,

Have you tried also installing the PHP MySQL extension before uncommenting the line in the php.ini file?

apt install php7.4-mysql

Let me know how it goes!



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October 2, 2022

Hi @kimblim,

The MySQLI extension is to let your PHP connect to MySQL and execute actions like CREATE, READ, UPDATE and DELETE.

How are you trying to connect to your Databases? Are you sure it’s not a configuration error?

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