Bastien Koert wrote:
On Fri, Nov 27, 2009 at 11:20 AM, Ashley Sheridan
<> wrote:
On Fri, 2009-11-27 at 17:10 +0100, Julian Muscat Doublesin wrote:


Just to update every one. This solution below worked perfectly. Thank you
very much Jonathan. I have one other question though. Can anyone help me on
the folowing. Database Error: Unable to connect to the database:The MySQL
adapter "mysql" is not available.

Thank you


On Fri, Nov 27, 2009 at 1:34 PM, Jonathan Tapicer <> wrote:

You are probably missing something like this in the apache httpd.conf:

LoadModule php5_module "c:/PHP/php5apache2_2.dll"
PHPIniDir "c:/PHP/php.ini"
AddType application/x-httpd-php .php
DirectoryIndex index.php index.html index.html.var



On Fri, Nov 27, 2009 at 6:24 AM, Julian Muscat Doublesin
<> wrote:
Hello Everyone,

I have installed PHP, Apache and MySQL on a Windows 7 machine :(.........
would prefer linux or unix :)

These have been setup and working correctly. However when I access a php
page. I get the save as dialog. Has anyone ever experinced such a
Can anyone please advise.

Thank you very much in advance.


It sounds like you've installed both PHP and MySQL, but not the
php-mysql module, which allows PHP to talk to the database. Depending on
how you installed PHP, there could be a variety of ways to fix this.


Try opening the php.ini file and uncommenting the line

;extension = php_mysql.dll;

(by uncommenting i mean remove the first semi-colon). save the file
and restart the apache service

My guess is, that since he said that he is getting an error returned from the function call, that the function is being loaded, so the is being loaded fine. But the problem, more then likely, lies with the arguments being passed to the mysql_connect function call itself.

Check the values that you are passing to your function. But first, make sure that mysql is actually running. You should be able to use phpmyadmin, with the correct DB settings, and have it connect to the DB. If that doesn't work, try using a command line utility that came with your mysql installation.

Jim Lucas

Jim Lucas

   "Some men are born to greatness, some achieve greatness,
       and some have greatness thrust upon them."

Twelfth Night, Act II, Scene V
    by William Shakespeare

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