We have are building a WordPress site on our intranet site and wish to connect it to a Microsoft SQL Server.
I have downloaded and configured PHP and PHP Manager on IIS.
I have also downloaded SQL Server DLL from the list of answered questions that popped on as I was typing the title of this thread.
I downloaded those DLLs inside the PHP folder as instructed.
When I fired up the server address to install WordPress, I was prompted to provide SQL DB name, username, password and DB hostname.
I have also downloaded wp-db-Abstraction plugin, put the wp-db-abstraction.php file into the folder where the WordPress files are saved, put the wp-db-abstraction folder into wp_content as instructed by the online article I was reading. Inside this folder, there is a db.php file. I also copied this db.php file into foldername where the rest of the downloaded WordPress files reside.
When I clicked to continue, I got the following error messages:
Warning: mysqli_real_connect(): (HY000/2002): No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it. in E:\foldername\wp-includes\wp-db.php on line 1538 Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in E:\foldername\wp-includes\wp-db.php on line 1569 Warning: mysql_connect(): No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it. in E:\foldername\wp-includes\wp-db.php on line 1569 Error establishing a database connection
What is weird about the error is that it is coming from WP_Includes folder where there is another wp-db.php. This folder came with the WordPress downloaded files.
The weird thing is that the error above is coming from wp-db.php file, not from the db.php file I downloaded.
Am I supposed to remove db.php include file from the list?
Can anyone please tell me what I am missing?