I have a MediaTemple dv 3.5 hosting account that I like a lot (MT support was great whenever I had an issue). Today I needed to install PEAR on one of my domains. To do that, I followed the tutorial from their KnowledgeBase ( please read it if you want to do the same thing; it’s available here ) and all went well for the domain I used ( I had to make a few tries to get it going – I’m a noob in this ).
My goal was to make this work on the main domain, although I needed this on a subdomain. Pear was installed successfully, but I needed Spreadsheets and OLE in order to make things work as planned. Unfortunately, they were not available.
To add them, I created in the httpdocs folder ( using a FTP client ) a folder called PEAR_modules and uploaded Spreadsheets and OLE source files. After that, I connected to my server ( SSH using putty ) and edited vhost.conf for that domain ( in the same way as the MediaTample tutorial explained ) by adding the include path to my PEAR_modules folder. (more…)