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PDO problem

Discussion in 'EasyApache' started by mehnihma, Apr 6, 2014.

  1. mehnihma

    mehnihma Well-Known Member

    Dec 15, 2012
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    I am having problem activating PDO in PHP, I have recompiled with easyapache and it is loaded in php

    But when I try to connect to database it gives me error: could not find driver

    this is the script:
    $hostname = "localhost";
    $username = "example";
    $password = "password";

    try {
    $db = new PDO("mysql:host=$hostname;dbname=ibaza", $username, $password);
    echo "Connected to database";
    catch(PDOException $e) {
    echo $e->getMessage();


    I have recently updated MySQL to 5.6 and not sure why this happens. PDO is not working?

    can you maybe help me?
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    #1 mehnihma, Apr 6, 2014
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 7, 2014
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  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager
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    Apr 11, 2011
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    Hello :)

    Could you upload a PHPINFO file to see if the PDO module for PHP is loaded properly? Also, does installing it as a PECL module make a difference? EX:

    pecl install PDO_MySQL
    Note: It looked like you posted the actual username/password combination used in your script configuration file. I updated it to use example entries, but if you did initially use the actual credentials, please consider those details exposed because this is a public forum.

    Thank you.
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