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To install the curl library on Windows

  1. Open the php.ini file found in the php/php.ini folder (older versions of XAMPP use moodle/apache/bin folder)
  2. Find the line:
  3. Remove the
    at the beginning of the line
  4. Restart Apache if necessary

Tip: If it appears that WAMP comes with/has a corrupt curl.dll version, see the thread Wamp Server 2.2 Windows 7 64-bit and curl not working side-by-side configuration incorrect for details of the problem together with a fix.


To install the curl library on Unix

  1. You need to recompile PHP from source
  2. add --with-curl to the command line when you run configure

Ubuntu and Debian

To install the curl library on Ubuntu and Debian

 aptitude install php5-curl
  • Restart apache if necessary:
sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart 

or possibly

sudo /etc/init.d/apache restart