cURL Setup

Learn how to troubleshoot the cURL-related issues.

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Written by Olga Tereshina
Updated over a week ago

cURL is a PHP extension used to create connections to different types of servers. In particular, we are using cURL to connect to the X-Cart App Store and install add-ons from there. Usually, hosting teams compile PHP with cURL enabled, and everything works fine. However, this article is for you if this is not your case.

There are several possible cases when cURL is not configured properly with your PHP, and we will explain how to deal with these situations.

cURL Does Not Work on Your Web Server

Usually, you can solve this case by contacting your hosting team and asking them to compile PHP with cURL. However, some hosting providers allow to enable cURL via Control Panel, so you may want to check this option before contacting the hosting team. If you have a dedicated server and manage extensions yourself, learn the section below for more instructions.

cURL Does Not Work on Your Local Machine

In this case, the solution will be different depending on your web server and operating system type.

Windows + XAMPP

  1. Find three files on your PC:

    C:\Program Files\xampp\apache\bin\php.ini C:\Program Files\xampp\php\php.ini C:\Program Files\xampp\php\php4\php.ini
  2. Edit each of them and replace there the following piece of code:


    with the next one:

  3. Restart Apache.

Ubuntu/Debian + Apache

  1. Run the following command in your console

    sudo apt-get install php5-curl
  2. Restart Apache.

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