Thanks, but that didn't fix it ...
- I did 'yum install php-mysql' and got back 'nothing to do'.
- Then I found that mysql.so wasn't in the ini file, so I added 'extension=mysql.so' to the bottom of the file as you said, but nothing changed.
- I then tried moving it to the extensions area instead, but nothing.
- I also tried adding mysqli.so there, since I'm reading that PHP5 takes mysqli instead of mysql, but nothing.
I can get in through Putty on the CLI with
...of course that's not PHP, but it does confirm that the username and no pwd gets access.
phpinfo says my config file is /etc/php.ini (which is the file I've been making your changes to), and it says that 'extension_dir=./' - is that OK? The tables at the bottom of the phpinfo report jump straight from 'mime_magic' to 'openssl', so adding the 'extension=mysql.so' doesn't seem to have had any effect...
I also see that I have the following in /usr/lib/php/modules:
So I may be a little further, but not there yet. Any other thoughts?