Extension mysqli is missing, phpmyadmin doesn't work


I have a problem with phpmyadmin on ubuntu 12.04. I have already installed apache2, php5, mysql and phpmyadmin.

The phpinfo(); script, don't show nothing about mysqli or mysql extension.

When I try start phpmyadmin this error appear:

**phpMyAdmin - Error**
**The mysqli extension is missing. Please check your PHP configuration.**

In the php.ini file, I uncommented extension=mysql.so line, but doesn't work...

Anyone have another posible solution?

This question is tagged with php mysql phpmyadmin ubuntu-12.04

~ Asked on 2012-05-26 19:30:28

The Best Answer is


Latest phpMyAdmin versions require mysqli extension and will no longer work with mysql one (note the extra "i" at the end of its name).

For PHP 5

sudo apt-get install php5-mysqli

For PHP 7.3

sudo apt-get install php7.3-mysqli

Will install package containing both old one and the new one, so afterwards all you need to do is to add


in your php.ini, under the subject Dynamic Extensions.

Restart apache:

sudo systemctl restart apache2

Authenitacate and press enter.

Should be done! If problem still occurs remove the browser cache.

~ Answered on 2012-05-31 14:16:51


sudo apt-get install php5-mysql
sudo apt-get install php5-mysqlnd 

try both of alternatively it works for me

~ Answered on 2014-04-04 13:36:59

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