Take More Control of PEAR with Cpanel 11


I upgraded last week to Cpanel 11 which will be available as stable by June 13, and one of the new features that I just noticed is the integration of the PEAR installer. After login to Cpanel11, under the software box choose “PHP PEAR Package” and it will lead you to the PHP PEAR installer. The installer will first check the config automatically and update PEAR channel, then you will get the installer interface as you see it in the screenshot below :
The news with Cpanel11 is that system packages are separated from user packages which will be installed under /home/username/php, this will give users more freedom to search for the package that they are looking for and install it directly from the official PEAR repository, without having to ask the hosting provider to support a package or another. You can find over the hosting magazine 10 steps to upgrade to Cpanel 11 if you can’t wait for the stable release.

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Hatem Ben Yacoub, Energy engineer, Entrepreneur, ICT & eGov consultant, ITIL v3 Certified, Certified Document Imaging Architect (CDIA+), Senior Systems architect, PHP expert and PHP5.3 ZCE, OpenGov/OpenData Advocate, and Open source Evangelist.