MySQLi connection fails


I'm attempting to design a new web site and connect to the MySQL database.

Unfortunately the last time I coded was years ago and the syntax has updated

[01-Dec-2018 13:43:43 UTC] PHP Fatal error: Class 'mysqli_connect' not found in

I think its an error of not defining the connection properly.

I've tried looking at the Oracle help / forum (yes I signed up) but can't see in initial set up tutorial that goes through the basics so that I can verify I have everything in place.

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MySQLi connection fails