Php includes a very strong base, but at times you may want to include certain extensions for the programs running on your account. This can be done via the cPanel PHP Extensions and Applications Repository (PEAR) interface. Below are the instructions for installing PEAR extensions within your cPanel.

Installing PEAR extensions in the cPanel

  1. Log into your cPanel dashboard interface.
  2. select pear extensions toolOnce inside the main cPanel area, scroll down to find the Software/Services category. From there, click on the PHP PEAR Packages icon.
  3. main pear installation screenThis opens up the main PEAR screen. Click on the Show Available PHP Extension(s) and Application(s) button to see the list of PEAR packages.
  4. install selected extensionYou will see a long list of extensions that may go on for many pages. Select your desired extension and click on the Install button. Our example will demonstrate the installation of the Archive_Zip extension.
  5. PEAR extension installedAfter clicking the Install button, the package will automatically install onto your account. Once completed, you will see some information regarding the extension on the page. Click on the Go Backbutton to finish.
  6. after selected PEAR extension installYou can now see your newly installed PEAR module in the list.
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2015-01-13 3:23 pm


I have a question. Since my website is build on Phalcon PHP, is there any way that I can load required "" exension in php on a shared host?


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Petru Csokany

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2015-01-13 3:43 pm
Unfortunately, this would not be possible within a shared hosting environment, however, you may do so within a VPS or dedicated server.

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