[Solved] The mysqli extension is missing. Please check your PHP configuration.
When I installed phpmyadmin after installing apache2, mysql-server, php5 on my Ubuntu 11.10 machine, I was presented with this error when I navigated to phpmyadmin page.
The mysqli extension is missing. Please check your PHP configuration. <a href=”Documentation.html#faqmysql” target=”documentation”><img src=”./themes/pmahomme/img/b_help.png” width=”11″ height=”11″ alt=”Documentation” title=”Documentation” /></a>
The solution to this is simple, though I had to scratch my head for sometime. You need to restart apache server before navigating to phpmyadmin page. How do you do that? Easy!
sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart
This solution works only if you have already installed mysql-server and php5-mysql. You may need to
sudo apt-get install php5-mysql
if you hadn’t done that already and then restart the apache server.
And you are done!