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Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:17 pm Post subject: PHP7 migration: mysqli
Second part of the "phpBB2 to PHP7 migration" guide.
This one is for mysqli, the API using mysqlnd (mysql native driver) that replaced the old mysql API.
Introduced in PHP5.0.0, mysqli is an API that brings better mysql integration in PHP: better performances, more tools, and object-oriented.
Its only issue is that... It's not used in PHP. I don't even know the history of PHP's "mysql3" vs "mysql4/5" driver, but anyway...
This procedure will replace your current mysql layer, instead of adding another one. This is mildly simpler.