Could somebody explain me what Curl is?

AndresAvila

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Hello

So, first of all, sorry, for such a stupid question. But recently I have tried to incorporate Stripe payment gateway into my website, and to do so, it requires Composer. So, I checked how to install composer and it tells me to execute curl -sS command, along with another one. These look like linux native commands which I gladly would execute in terminal, but how do I execute these commands (mainly the curl one) in a shared hosting account. I have tried to SSH into some accounts I had, but I receive and error that there's no such command as curl.

Could someone shed me some light on this? Excuse me yet again for such a basic question, it's just that I have never worked with curl.
 

Peter

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The curl command in the Composer install instructions are used to download the installer file. I have no idea if you can get it to work by downloading it manually, or not. Maybe you'll have to contact your hosting provider.
 

AndresAvila

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Thanks guys. I came to the conclusion that I need my own VPS to set up composer. It's impossible to do it on a shared hosting, mainly because you aren't given the required privilleges in shell to install curl or to run curl commands.