Same problem here: The pdo_mysql extension is not loaded.
I just called my hosting provider (Strato) and they told me they only offer pdo_mysqlite.
If the pdo_mysql extension is really required I have to switch provider.
So can anybody tell me if there is a workaround or other solution?
I do not want to go to an other provider if it is not really necessarry.
I first want to test connecting magento and joomla. This seams not to work on a localhost (XAMPP).
Only if a good connection can be made I want to switch, but first I need to test.
So please give me a good advice.
I have looked everywhere but it running magento on a shared host just will not work, period.
You need dedicated hosting. It seems a conscious decision by the magento developpers to work like this, apparently they reason that if you are a serious webshop keeper it shouldn’t be a bother to pay a few hundred bucks a year extra for dedicated hosting. Fair enough but it poses problems for designers/ entities wanting to test before engaging with magento and probably excludes a lot of valuable users from the community.
It’s great to hear some hosting parties do provide the extensions. Perhaps in my region (Netherlands & Belgium) it’s a more common practice not to. Although I must say this and other threads are full of posts regarding shared hosts that won’t even considder supporting the extensions. So if it’s your luck or my bad luck remains a question For the Benelux, as far as my information is correct, dedicated hosting is required…
I did encounter a reference to a workaround using CGI but the description was too vague to follow up and I found no reference elsewhere on the Internet. So i’ll keep my subscription to this thread active....
For installing the magento in my localhost, i have the following message. How to rectify it? Most forums, it is handled through php.ini. But i don’t understand the path. is it c:/WINNT/php.ini or else php.ini file in magento folder?
o PHP Extension “pdo_mysql” must be loaded
o PHP Extension “mcrypt” must be loaded
o PHP Extension “curl” must be loaded
Sometimes it is in your C:/winnt/ or C:/windows/ which ever you have, but sometimes it is actually in the php install directory, for example mine is in C:/www/php/. php.ini should not be in the magento folder