Magento installed on customer’s server, “PHP extensions” PDO_MYSQL “must be loaded” I get this error. People how to install / cPanel enabled by this accelerated expansion?
Server information is as follows:

  • The cPanel version 11.24.5-STABLE
  • Construction of cPanel 38506
  • Apache version 2.2.13 (Unix on)
  • PHP5.2.8 Edition
  • MySQL version 5.0.81 Community
  • The i686 architecture
  • Linux operating system
  • Kernel version 2.6.18-128.1.6.el5
  • Professional cPanel1.0 (RC1)

You can make the cPanel PDO if you have installed cloudlinux. Select the option to save and enable the PDO last search PHP version and screen generated in the cPanel. *

Using PHP Selector

If you do not CloudLinux and PHP installation choices you need an administrator account to install the PDO throw easyapache. In accordance with this guide Southland:

Enable PDO In Easyapache

  1. Login WHM (
  2. Go Southland »Software» EasyApache (Apache Update)
  3. Select “previously saved configuration (**** DEFAULT)”, and click “start customizing your profile on the basis of”
  4. In the “Apache version” page, click “Next”
  5. In “PHP version” page, click “Next”
  6. In the “short list of options” page, click “exhaustive list of options.”
  7. In the “exhaustive list of options” to ensure that PDO, PDO SQLite and MySQL PDO choice.
  8. Bottom of the page and then click Generate.

PS. I noticed you in 11.24.5-STABLE. This is a very old version of WHM / of cPanel. You should update your cPanel server as this version is no longer supported by cPanel.

I’m using Magento CE1.7, CentOS 6 and southern 11.38, this is what I did to resolve the “PHP extensions” PDO_MYSQL “must be loaded” My Magento I get an error during installation:

  1. Open WHM, and then go to Home »Software» Easy Apache (Apache is updated)
  2. Scroll to the bottom and select “start based on the customized configuration files”
  3. Click “Next” twice
  4. Scroll to the bottom and select “exhaustive list of options.”
  5. Select the PDO and PDO MySQL check box, and rebuild Apache
  6. Go to the root directory of Magento, copying php.ini.sample to php.ini
  7. Open php.ini newly created file, and add the following:
    Extend =
    Extend =
    Extend =
    Extend =

This possibility is to use a terminal (# service httpd restart) Restart Apache good time. Hope that helps!