I studied phpinfo and became concerned that '--without-mysql' was showing in the configure command. THIS IS OK.
No, it is noit
ok. You can't have php configured without mysql AND have it connect to databases. It's not the proper way to do things. Reconfigure php and tell it to use mysql, properly. Don't cheat, if you don't know what you're doing, then DON'T do it. Hire a professional to do it for you, otherwise you run the risk of severely screwing up your server.
After 5 years as a systems administrator, I'm still amazed that people think that cheating like this has no effect on the server. IT DOES! Don't do it!!! Configure and compile php properly, or use the official plugins for it (obtained through your vendor), or you WILL have problems in the longrun.
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