PHP with LDAP extension

Has anyone been successful with this? I need LDAP support for my forum, since this is the only reason why I needed this webhost in the first place.

I’ve attempted to compile php5 but could not add LDAP option, otherwise the script would fail even before it reached to LDAP for some reason.

I’ve also tried to merely use a custom php.ini and stick to dreamhosts’ PHP installation, however, they don’t have the LDAP extension for my custom php.ini to load.

Please help, or I’ll have to look for another webhosting company.