php_mysql.dll - Configuring PHP to Use MySQL Module

This section describes how to configure PHP load MySQL module, php_mysql.dll, to use MySQL functions.

If you want to access MySQL database servers from PHP scripts, you need to use MySQL functions provided by the MySQL module, php_mysql.dll. This tutorial shows you how to load and configure php_mbstring.dll.

1. Check the PHP configuration file, \local\php\php.ini. If not exist, copy it from \local\php\php.ini-dist:

C:\> copy \local\php\php.ini-dist \local\php\php.ini

2. Open \local\php\php.ini in a text editor, like notepad.

3. Change the setting to allow PHP to load php_mysql.dll from the \local\php\ext directory:

;extension_dir = "./"
extension_dir = "./ext"

The following settings in php.ini file are used by MySQL module. You can take the default values:

mysql.allow_persistent = On
mysql.max_persistent = -1
mysql.max_links = -1
mysql.default_port =
mysql.default_socket =
mysql.default_host =
mysql.default_user =
mysql.default_password =
mysql.connect_timeout = 60
mysql.trace_mode = Off

Last update: 2015.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 PHP Installation on Windows Systems

 Integrating PHP with Apache Web Server

 charset="*" - Encodings on Chinese Web Pages

 Chinese Characters in PHP String Literals

 Multibyte String Functions in UTF-8 Encoding

 Input Text Data from Web Forms

 Input Chinese Text Data from Web Forms

 MySQL - Installation on Windows

MySQL - Connecting PHP to Database

php_mysql.dll - Configuring PHP to Use MySQL Module

 Commonly Used MySQL Functions

 mysql_connect() - Creating MySQL Connections

 INSERT INTO - Inserting New Records

 SELECT - Running Database Queries

 UPDATE - Modifying Database Records

 MySQL - Character Set and Encoding

 MySQL - Sending Non-ASCII Text to MySQL

 Retrieving Chinese Text from Database to Web Pages

 Input Chinese Text Data to MySQL Database


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