|Let's try it here so more PHP5-MySQL problem solving will comes up on google search :P If this works :P|
Ok, now you need to find 3 files. Actually only 2 are needed but the other one is recommended for phpMyAdmin (a PHP script to manage MySQL).
These are the files:
Those files are available in PHP5's ZIP archive. Maybe it's available somewhere else but that's the most reliable source.
The libmysql.dll is located in the ZIP's top folder. The other two is in the /ext subfolder.
Now copy libmysql.dll to your C:\PHP and the other two to C:\PHP\ext (create the /ext folder).
Then you need to tell PHP where to get those files. Edit php.ini located in your C:\WINDOWS folder, find and edit these lines:
// change to
doc_root = "C:\Inetpub\wwwroot"
// change to
extension_dir = "C:\PHP\ext"
// uncomment (remove the semicolon)
You may change the path to suit your installation path but I never tried, so dunno if it'll work.
You're done editing php.ini, save the file.
Next, make C:\PHP available in your system path. I'm not sure if this is needed, so you might want to skip this at first. It's needed if you use PHP without windows installer. (without windows installer means that you need to configure IIS manually - more headache)
How to modify your system path (use uppercase, don't follow the sample in that link, assuming you didn't modify the directory name on PHP installation)
Now, restart your PC and try to create and calling this file from your browser, eg: http://localhost/connect-test.php
$link = mysql_connect('localhost', 'root', 'your_mysql_root_password_set_on_mysql_install') or die (mysql_error ());
echo 'It works, for now';
If the word "it works for now" comes up, then PHP5-MySQL is set. But still, I'm not sure if phpBB will work perfectly on PHP5 :D
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