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  • Questions about PHP & mysql versions, please bare with me.

    Hello Everybody,

    I'm now using vb 5.3.3 & wanting to upgrade to vb 5.4.2, so I decided to upgrade
    to PHP 7.1.18 when I did I received this error message>>>

    >>>Error :Call to undefined function mysqli_init() on line 85 in /home/dj5ash/public_html/core/vb/database/mysqli.php
    Step 0: showErrorPage() called on line 274 in /home/dj5ash/public_html/includes/vb5/applicationabstract.php
    Step 1: handleException() called
    Exception Call to undefined function mysqli_init() on line 85 in /home/dj5ash/public_html/core/vb/database/mysqli.php<<<

    I'm currently running MySQL 5.5.59 could this be related to the above problem?

    I know I need to upgrade MySQL to what? Maybe MySQL 5.7 anything higher
    is MariaDB 10.0 and I don't know anything about the MariaDB upgrades.

    Is PHP 7.1.18 & MySQL 5.7 acceptable for vB 5.4.2?

    I know you guys don't mess with server configurations I'm hoping someone can confirm that I'm headed in the right direction.
    Thank You for Your Time!
    RUBE

  • #2
    You need to enable MySQLi in your php.ini file. This isn't always included by default.

    http://php.net/manual/en/mysqli.installation.php

    If the mysqli library file exists in your php extension (usually ./php/ext) directory, it may be as simple as opening your php.ini file and finding the line that says mysqli extension line and removing the ; at the beginning of the line.

    Code:
    extension=mysqli
    It may have a .dll or .so extension depending on your operating system. It may have no extension. After making changes to the php.ini file, you should restart your web server (Apache or IIS).
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    Wayne Luke
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    vBulletin 5 API - Full / Mobile
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    • #3
      Hello Wayne Luke,

      Thanks a million for this reply, this really really helped me out a lot and I really appreciate all your efforts on this!
      Thank You for Your Time!
      RUBE

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