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cPanel PHP PEAR Packages Interface

The PHP PEAR Packages interface in your cPanel control panel lets you find and add PEAR packages to your website, or view all available PHP packages for your website. PHP PEAR packages are software components written in PHP language.

Accessing the PHP PEAR Packages interface

Login to your cPanel control panel using your web browser. Go to 'http://www.yourdomain.com/cpanel/' (without the quotation marks). So if your domain name is 'example.com' you should go to 'http://www.example.com/cpanel/' to login to your control panel. The PHP PEAR Packages interface is in the "Software" tab, simply click on the name or the icon to enter.

cPanel PHP PEAR Packages Location

Understanding the module install path

Module Install Path is the location where the server will store your modules and include them from. You should use this include path if you'd like to reference those modules from other programs or modules.

Understanding the "Using Your PHP Extension(s) and Application(s)" section

This section lists a choice of code that must be included at the top of your PHP application or module. This piece of code represents the location of PHP the system will use to run the application or module.

Installing PEAR Packages

  • If you know the name of the module you'd like to use, enter it in the "Install a PHP Extensions and Applications Package" text box and click "Install Now".
  • If you don't know the name of the module you'd like to use, enter a search term in the "Search" text box under the "Find a 'PHP Extensions and Applications Package'" section and click "Go". You can also click "Show Available Modules" to view a list of available PEAR packages, then click "Install" next to the package that you'd like to install.

Viewing your installed modules

After you install the modules you'd like to use, the "Installed Modules" table lists all the PEAR packages that exist on the system. The table shows the module name, version and actions which include "Update", "Reinstall", "Uninstall" and "Show Docs" options.

Viewing installed modules on the server

  • Click "Show System Installed Modules" button at the bottom of the page to see a table of installed PHP extensions and applications.

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