Overview of the MySQL PHP drivers
Depending on the version of PHP, there are either two or three PHP APIs
for accessing the MySQL database. PHP 5 users can choose between the
deprecated mysql extension,
PDO_MySQL. PHP 7 removes the mysql
extension, leaving only the latter two options.
This guide explains the
terminology used to describe
each API, information about
choosing which API to
use, and also information to help choose which MySQL
library to use with
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