PHP mysqlnd/MySQL version


I've got an old machine running PHP 5.3.8 & MySQL 5.5.23 (found via mysql's "select version()" command). However, PHP's mysqlnd driver indicates MySQL 5.0.8. What gives?

I know PHP on this machine needs to be upgraded, could that be the issue? Does mysqlnd get upgraded to support "newer" MySQL versions when PHP is upgraded? Thanks!




I had the same question and found the answer. mysqlnd version numbers are not in line with mysql version numbers. More information on

It looks like mysqlnd is not hooked up to a specific mysql version. For instance:

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