I want to thank Crucial Web Hosting for their assistance on this post.
I have been screwing with PEAR for most of the day.
I finally found out how to add a channel but I could NOT find the actual name of the channel.
The lack of documentation is very painful.
Then I could not get all the channels.
Since you cannot cross search forums, I can imagine the frustration of many others such as myself in trying to get PEAR working.
I refuse to run any installation as wide open 777 so I see PEAR as the only option at this time that is valid.
If I had been able to search the entire forum, I would have been done with this in 10 minutes instead of all day.
Thank you Crucial Web Hosting