How to enable mbstring PHP extension for all PHP versions in cPanel/WHM?

We are going to discuss the procedure to enable mbstring PHP extension for all PHP versions in cPanel/WHM.

In this tutorial, we will learn the following:

  1. How to Enable mbstring PHP Extension in WHM?
  2. How to Install mbstring PHP Extension from SSH?

#1. How to Enable mbstring PHP extension in WHM?

To enable PHP extension in WHM, follow the below mentioned steps.

  • Login to WHM as root.
  • Navigate to Software section and then select EasyApache4 from the list. You can search easy in search bar and directly directed to same.
  • On the next page, go to Currently Installed Packages and click over Customize.
  • List of multiple options will appear on the next page. Scroll down to PHP Extensions and type mbstring in the search bar. Refer to the below given image.
  • List of all mbstring extension will appear. Scroll the button given next to PHP version which you want to enable and then Next.
  • You will be directed to next step and see a message: Preparing selected packages for review....
  • Review all the changes and then click over Provision and proceed.
  • A message appears : Provision process started, which will take few minutes to complete.
  • As the procedure completes, a message appears: Provision process is complete.Curl PHP Extension Installed Successfully

Thus, the above mentioned steps will help you to enable mbstring extension for all php versions.

#2. How to Install mbstring Extension from SSH?

You can install mbstring extension from command line by using the commands mentioned below.

  • For Ubuntu Linux server, run the following command.
apt-get install php7.4-mbstring
  • For CentOS Linux server, execute the below given command.
yum install php-mbstring

*If your server already have mbstring extension installed, then you will see the message, that says Error:Nothing to do.

That’s It !

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