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Installing Joomla 3.8 and PHP7 cannot connect to database with mysql

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:38 pm
by bephelps
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.

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

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:46 pm
by gws
There is no Mysql in php 7 you need Mysqli

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

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:00 pm
by bephelps
Great!!
Can you help me with how to Mysqli for IBM power6 server running on AIX unix?

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

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:39 pm
by gws
Sorry don't know your server,but Mysqli should be already available in php 7.

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

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:06 pm
by bephelps
Where can I find it?
I looked and I need help to complete this install?

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

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:04 pm
by toivo
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.

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

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:18 pm
by bephelps
still need it for AIX 7.1. Do you have a answer for 7.1?

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

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:47 pm
by toivo
Search for 'AIX 7.1 PHP' and you will find a link to IBM developerWorks - AIX Toolbox for Linux Applications.

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

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:13 pm
by bephelps
okay. I will look.

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

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:35 pm
by bephelps
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.