A couple days ago I had created a new database and added a table to it using phpMyAdmin running on the Chrome browser. I then attempted to do something else, don't remember what, using the same software, when Chrome crashed.
I then could not get into the database using my name.
You should be able to get php-mysql from the same place that you got the php 5.3.6 RPMs that you have installed now. These are not CentOS supplied so trying to install the CentOS php-mysql or php53... [by TrevorH]