How to resolve “mcrypt extension is missing. Please check your PHP configuration” error in phpMyAdmin?

This article will guide you on how to resolve the “mcrypt extension is missing. Please check your PHP configuration” error.

While we try to open phpMyAdmin, it throws this error which is depicted in the following image:

       Error in phpMyAdmin - mcrypt Extension is Missing

Kindly follow the below-mentioned steps, in order to proceed further

  1. In order to resolve the error, we will need to make some necessary corrections in file ‘php.ini’ located at below mentioned path in the VPS:
    C:\Program Files\PHP\v5.2 (Note: You will need to search the PHP installation path according to the PHP version installed in your VPS.)

    Locate php.ini File to Make Changes

  2. First of all, take a backup of this file in case if anything goes wrong you can revert it. After that, open the ‘php.ini’ file using text editor application, search for extension=php_mcrypt.dll in this file, as shown in the following image:

    Enable extension=php_mcrypt.dll Value

  3. Remove the semicolon (;) from the beginning of the extension to uncomment it and save this change.

  4. If this line is not present in the file then you can add it under the extensions list and save the change.

  5. Clear the cache of your browser and have a try now to access phpMyAdmin from your end. This time it will not show an error and will open in the usual manner.

    phpMyAdmin Login Page

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