How to install php-pear mail on CentOS or RHEL

PEAR – PHP Extension and Application Repository, PEAR is a framework and distribution system for reusable PHP components. The mail() function is using for sending emails from a php script. This is the most simplest way to send emails from a server and also its not secure process. Here, CryBit going to explain the steps to install php-pear on a CentOS or RHEL based server.

The mail sending scripts will shows some errors or warning while sending emails due to the absence of mail function [mail()].

Solution

Step 1 : Check PhPear is already installed or not

rpm -qa|grep php-pear

If it is not installed on the server, please install it by executing the following command from the server CLI (Command Line Interface).

yum install php-pear

Test whether it’s installed correctly

rpm -qa|grep php-pear
php-pear-1.4.9-8.el5

Step 2 : Install Php-mail extension by executing the following command;

pear install Mail

Step 3 : Restart web-server

service httpd restart

That’s it!
Let me know if you have any questions.

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