Install Phalcon PHP on cPanel with EasyApache 4

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Install Phalcon PHP on cPanel with EasyApache 4

This post explains how to install Phalcon PHP on cPanel with EasyApache 4. I found that many of the cPanel customers are requesting Phalcon support on cPanel feature request and cPanel is officially not providing it yet. Here are the steps to install Phalcon PHP on cPanel.

Create the extension:

cd /usr/local/src/
git clone git://

Please create the Phalcon configuration file using your favorite editor. I am using VIM editor here.

vim /opt/cpanel/ea-php70/root/etc/php.d/20-phalcon.ini

I have decided to add the Phalcon module on PHP 7.0 and that’s the reason I have created the configuration file under /opt/cpanel/ea-php70

Add the following into it:

Then go to the directory /usr/local/src/cphalcon/build/php7/64bits , because I am installing Phalcon PHP on PHP 7.0 in a 64 bit OS architecture.

cd /usr/local/src/cphalcon/build/php7/64bits/
/opt/cpanel/ea-php70/root/usr/bin/phpize --enable-phalcon --with-php-config=/opt/cpanel/ea-php70/root/usr/bin/php-config
./configure --with-php-config=/opt/cpanel/ea-php70/root/usr/bin/php-config
make install

Once the installation gets completed, run the following command to verify the module is loaded on the PHP.

/opt/cpanel/ea-php70/root/usr/bin/php -m | grep phalcon

Sample Output:

[root@server ~]# /opt/cpanel/ea-php70/root/usr/bin/php -m | grep phalcon
[root@server ~]#

Note: If you would like to enable redis module on PHP 5.6, you just need to update the correct binary paths on the above installation.

/opt/cpanel/ea-php70/root/etc/php.d/20-phalcon.ini to /opt/cpanel/ea-php56/root/etc/php.d/phalcon.ini
/usr/local/src/cphalcon/build/php7/64bits to /usr/local/src/cphalcon/build/php5/64bits
/opt/cpanel/ea-php70/root/usr/bin/phpize to /opt/cpanel/ea-php56/root/usr/bin/phpize
/opt/cpanel/ea-php70/root/usr/bin/php-config to /opt/cpanel/ea-php56/root/usr/bin/php-config
/opt/cpanel/ea-php70/root/usr/bin/php to /opt/cpanel/ea-php56/root/usr/bin/php

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  • i m using a liquidweb vps
    i install the phalcon in 3 mins , is so much impressive

    Thanks for your this great work. The php 7.0 is dafaultly set and only need to login with root credentials from putty and then just copy and past this script and see the result on phpinfo, phalcon is there


  • Is it possible install Phalcon on a server where I don’t have the root access. My PHP hoster, Cloudways, doesn’t provide root access to the users. I haven’t been able to install Phalcon yet using the composer command. The only way to do it is by someone who has the root access so they can run the sudo command. Is there any other way to install Phalcon on such a hosting?