PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL extension which is required by WordPress



Have you ever encountered error 'PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL extension which is required by WordPress' during Wordpress Installation?  This is related Php MySQL driver module, which passes data communication between Php server and MySQL database

PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL extension which is required by WordPress - Techzost blog
PHP installation appears to be
missing the MySQL extension which is
 required by WordPress - Techzost blog
After your successfully installation of LAMP server and when you begin Wordpress setup process this kind of communication error appears 'PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL extension which is required by WordPress' in order to passes data communication between Php server and MySQL database you may need to install additional packages and modules depending on your applications. One of such Php module is php7.3-mysql this is Php to MySQL data interchange module.  

This tutorial is basic guide to Install PHP 7.3 MySQL module: 

$ apt-get install php7.3-mysql

Dependencies modules and extensions for Php7.3: 

$ apt-get install php-pear php7.3-curl php7.3-dev php7.3-gd php7.3-mbstring php7.3-zip php7.3-xml


After installation of PHP 7.3 MySQL module, restart MySQL server or entire computer server system. This will definitely fix PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL extension which is required by WordPress error. 

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