I recently moved to a PS and wrote a test program to see if socket functions where available but got an error:
Call to undefined function socket_create()
How can I activate socket use in my PS ?
That was the only purpose of moving to a PS.
Sounds like the PHP sockets module isn't part of our default install. You'll probably have to build it yourself:
It looks disabled in my php.ini file
How can I modify the php.ini if it doesn't let me with a "permission denied" message?
That's for Windoze mate
As andrewf has already suggested, you'll need to build PHP with --enable-sockets.
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That line is Windows-specific (Linux PHP modules end in ".so", not ".dll")... uncommenting it won't fix anything. You will need to build your own PHP to get sockets support.
Oh I see, hmm, guess I'm SOL since I know nothing about SSH, much less about rebuilding php.
Yeah, shell can be a bit unnerving at first. I'll knock up an auto-installer that builds a complete PHP environment on DreamHost servers. If you don't mind playing the guinea pig I'll sling you a copy (later today sometime).
Process will be: upload php file, open in browser, wait for success email.
Thanks sXi but I moved back to shared hosting, see, PS is not for me, all I wanted was socket availability not full root access to tweak my dream host (pun).
Perhaps in the future when I have more time to learn new stuff.