The other day I was trying to install myphpadmin for a customer. I did a fresh install on a linux box. I upload phpmyadmin when I tried to pull it up with my browser, i got this error:

phpMyAdmin New Install Error: Cannot Load mysql extension. Please check your PHP Configuration

What i did to fix this error, i reinstalled my database server with a brand new mysql with this command:

# yum install mysql mysql-devel mysql-server