Recently I was doing PHP a project and got some issuse in connecting the MySQL database connection. It was giving my fatal error saying mysqli not found.

My current System Info

Ubuntu 20.04 
PHP 7.4.7

How I solved it

After searching for a while I learned that mysqli driver was missing in my system and I have to install the driver. Here's what I did to install the plugin.

Check the php version and install the package mysqli with the bellow command,

Type Ctrl+Alt+T to open the terminal

php -v
sudo apt install php7.4-mysqli
sudo service apache2 restart

This should install the driver and you should be able to connect to the database with the given php script I have shared in the snippet.

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