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Phalcon PHP on cPanel

Some hosts comes by default with Phalcon Frameworks or lets you enable optionally. A list of hosts that has Phalcon by default can be found here.

Most cPanel shared hosts allows you to change php version, edit php.ini and add extensions. This should enable you to add

If none of these options are available, ask your hosting provider if is possible to enable Phalcon, otherwise your only option is to switch your hosting.

Installation on cPanel

  1. Login to cPanel

  2. If your PHP version is smaller than 5.6, go to Software/Services section of the cPanel home screen, click Select PHP Version (or similar).
    Select PHP version image

  3. In the PHP Version list box, select the version that you want to use, and then click Set as current. Some hosts also let you choose the desired extensions; if Phalcon is one of them, then enable it.
    Select current PHP version image

  4. Copy the compatible in your cPanel account on a path outside public_html

  5. Add to php.ini:


Manual installation on cPanel

If the above steps are not available, you could try a manual approach. These steps are basically what cPanel is doing automatically.

  1. Login to cPanel
  2. If the PHP version is smaller than 5.6 add the following to .htaccess:
AddType application/x-httpd-php70 .php
  1. Copy the compatible in your cPanel account on a path outside public_html
  2. Add to php.ini:

4.1 If php.ini does not take effect, you can try adding it inside public directory of the project. In this case you might want to restrict the access from the web in .htaccess:

<IfModule mod_suphp.c>
    <Files php.ini>
        order allow,deny
        deny from all
  1. You can check your configuration anytime by creating a phpinfo.php file with the following:
<?php echo phpinfo();
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