That didn't work either :(
It is the only php.in file in the server (I did a server search with FileZilla, and that is the only one that came up).
Following instructions at: https://www.godaddy.com/help/change-php-settings-26379
I also tried creating a php5.ini file and using this: error_reporting = E_ALL & ~E_DEPRECATED & ~E_NOTICE
as seen in:
But that didn't work either
Just to confirm, there currently isn't MySQLi support for PowerCMS with the MySQLi Server Behaviors extensions that I could switch the connection type, correct?