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The installation processes of PHP and MySQL occurs independent of each other. The operating system, in this case M.S. Windows, takes care of each installation process independent of the other. Hence when both products are installed one product really does not know that the other exists.
Since PHP application code will be required to access MySQL database resources, it´s necessary to inform PHP that MySQL exists. Informing PHP that MySQL exists and configuring PHP to connect to MySQL successfully is known as binding PHP to MySQL.
The following are the simple steps to be followed to connect PHP to MySQL.
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