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In this tutorial we will walk you through enabling MySQLi in cPanel/WHM by using EasyApache. MySQLi is an extension used for PHP coding so PHP can interface directly to MySQL.
A server with cPanel/WHM installed and using EasyApache 3. If you do not have a server and need one, Atlantic.Net offers reliable VPS hosting options.
Note: EasyApache 4 is still listed as a Technology Preview. Because of this, not all features or security updates are available should you replace the EasyApache 3. It is not recommended that you enable EasyApache 4 at this time.
Enabling MySQLi in cPanel/WHM with EasyApache 3
Installing the MySQLi extension is a simple process in cPanel/WHM. The first thing you will want to do is log into WHM and in WHM’s search bar, enter “EasyApache.” From here you will need to select EasyApache 3. If you do not have the latest cPanel/WHM update, your option may just say “EasyApache.”