I need to enable the mcrypt functions on my website, except I'm on a shared host (running linux) and obviously don't have access to the
file. There does seem to be options for installing PEAR modules but a search told me mcrypt wasn't available. Is there any way I can do this, short of begging technical support to help me?
Update: Looking around a bit more, it looks like I might be able to use the
function to dynamically load a library at run time. Since I'm only using the mcrypt functions in one spot, I could probably get away with doing this since the performance hit (I assume there is a hit) should be minimal. The only problem now is how to get the
Another update: I've downloaded the libmcrypt.tar.bz2 file from Sourceforge and run
, and then copied the
file into my home directory (as
), but now I can't find where to put it so that the
function will find it.
posted date: 2008-12-28 21:29:00