Thursday, December 22, 2011

Installing magneto fails with PHP Extension "curl" must be loaded

Error Message : While install magneto it fails with message, PHP Extension "curl" must be loaded.

For Magento installation php_curl.dll extension should be enabled inside php.ini file.
If the extension is disabled then magneto installation fails and gives the above error message.

How you can enable php_curl.dll ?
Path of php_curl.dll file : C:\xampp\php\php.ini

Solution Steps:
Open php.ini file with any editor (ex : notepad, notepad++) ,
find for "extension=php_curl.dll" (without quotes) at the beginning of that line semicolon (;)
i.e., the line is commented , we should remove that semicolon (;) and save the file.

Then Restart xampp or apache.

Installation should continue successfully.

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