MCrypt – phpmyadmin: cannot load mcrypt extension
Using phpmyadmin frontend to manage your database is straightforward. Just put in the address bar of your browser your server ip address followed by /phpMyAdmin (for example: http://192.168.1.1/phpMyAdmin .
Using it on my Godaddy Virtual Dedicated Server (VDS) showed a little warning: “cannot load mcrypt extension”
What is mcrypt?
Mcrypt is an encryption library which supports various algorithms like DES, TripleDES, Blowfish, TWOFISH, 3-WAY, SAFER-SK64, SAFER-SK128, TEA, RC2 and GOST in CBC, OFB, CFB and ECB cipher modes.
How to install mcrypt under Fedora Core 7 ?
Very easy, simply write these commands as root:
yum install libmcrypt
yum install php-mcrypt*
yum install php-mhash*
service httpd restart
Reload your phpMyAdmin page, and the warning won’t show again.