Now this is weird!
I am trying to install a WordPress website on a Amazon EC2 server with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and [amazon RDS] database service.
I have installed apache and wphp and ran the required tests (again and again actually) if something is wrong there.
But when I go to the root of WordPress folder (also the root of the server i .e. folder "www") I get this error
Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL extension which is required by WordPress.
Yes this is pretty obvious because I don't want to install MySQL on my system.
The funny thing is I tried searching it online and there are examples of tons of WordPress websites running on RDS and I couldnt find a single page with this issue.
Is is that i'll have to install MySQL on my system even though I don't want to use it . Doesn't it skip the whole point?
Thanks in advance
Edit : I didn't even reach create configuration file page. The index.php file pretty much showed this error and nothing else.
here is the tutorial i was following : http://www.slideshare.net/mrjain/installing-wordpress-on-aws check out slide 16 it never mentions installing mysql