I'm really new to this so please forgive a newbie question:
I managed to bring up IIS on my Win7 system, install php and IIS and php work great together. I next installed mySQL, but for the life of me can't get php to recognize the mySQL functions. Ie:
"Fatal error: Call to undefined function mysqli_connect() in F:\web\index.php on line 7"
Someone suggested I make changes to the php.ini file, but if I create one from the two templates in the php directory, even if I make no changes, the presence of the php.ini file causes the web service to return a 500 error and none of the html code works anymore.