Installing Joomla 3.8 and PHP7 cannot connect to database with mysql

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Installing Joomla 3.8 and PHP7 cannot connect to database with mysql

Post by bephelps » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:38 pm

Trying to install Joomla 3.8 on a IBM power 6 server. When I start the install for Joomla. I get no mysql to connect to the database. OS is AIX 5.3. PHP 5.5 works without any problems. Want to upgrade to PHP7. Is there a fix for this problem? No mysql connection to the database when start the install.

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Re: Installing Joomla 3.8 and PHP7 cannot connect to database with mysql

Post by gws » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:46 pm

There is no Mysql in php 7 you need Mysqli

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Re: Installing Joomla 3.8 and PHP7 cannot connect to database with mysql

Post by bephelps » Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:00 pm

Great!!
Can you help me with how to Mysqli for IBM power6 server running on AIX unix?

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Re: Installing Joomla 3.8 and PHP7 cannot connect to database with mysql

Post by gws » Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:39 pm

Sorry don't know your server,but Mysqli should be already available in php 7.

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Re: Installing Joomla 3.8 and PHP7 cannot connect to database with mysql

Post by bephelps » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:06 pm

Where can I find it?
I looked and I need help to complete this install?

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Re: Installing Joomla 3.8 and PHP7 cannot connect to database with mysql

Post by toivo » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:04 pm

Support for AIX 5.3 ended six years ago. It is best to find a different platform to host a Joomla website because Joomla version 4 requires PHP 7 to run.
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Re: Installing Joomla 3.8 and PHP7 cannot connect to database with mysql

Post by bephelps » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:18 pm

still need it for AIX 7.1. Do you have a answer for 7.1?

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Re: Installing Joomla 3.8 and PHP7 cannot connect to database with mysql

Post by toivo » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:47 pm

Search for 'AIX 7.1 PHP' and you will find a link to IBM developerWorks - AIX Toolbox for Linux Applications.
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Re: Installing Joomla 3.8 and PHP7 cannot connect to database with mysql

Post by bephelps » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:13 pm

okay. I will look.

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Re: Installing Joomla 3.8 and PHP7 cannot connect to database with mysql

Post by bephelps » Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:35 pm

PHP7 does have mysql and mysqli. You have to enable that option in PHP7.
Joomla is working with PHP7, Apache, Mysql and AIX 5.3.
Thanks for you help.


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