installing apache first time - helpful tip


Well-Known Member
May 12, 2012
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Here is a helpful hint if you are installing apache for the first time.

make sure under software -> easy apache -> exhaustive options, that you check the boxs for PDO, mb_string, and also zip.

Your scripts that run on pdo such as oxwall will need the pdo library to run.
mbstring is needed by some scripts such as whmcs for some international features.
zip library is needed in order to update scripts via ftp remotely such as oxwall for new versions as well as plugins and other software is the same im sure.

These are not set by default you must select them in the exhaustive options list.

This will save you much time in trying to figure out why your scripts dont work lol..

If there is anything else that needs to be included that anyone would like to share please do so we can keep this info on one place. thanks :)


Staff member
Apr 11, 2011
Hello :)

Yes, that is a helpful tip for anyone installing a PHP script that requires those modules. Documentation on the PHP modules available with EasyApache is found here:

EasyApache - Documentation

Thank you.