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any workarounds for php extensions? 
 
bitkidoku
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Magento is one of the best projects I have seen lately. God bless the developers of it :)

I am having problems with pdo_mysql and mcrypt extensions. Since I dont own a server I am using a hosting service from http://www.brinkster.com. These php extensions are not installed and because installing them might make their servers instable and non-standard they refuse to install them.
I wonder if there is a solution to this problem? (maybe there is a way to install these extensions only in my area??)

 
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cage
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I’m no expert either but I posted a question on experts-exchange to see if there was a workaround for this and one chap posted the following:

Extension can’t be enabled via a .htaccess http://www.php.net/manual/en/ini.core.php#id3861895
How to change other settings via .htaccess and php.ini sSee http://www.php.net/manual/en/configuration.changes.php

you might modify the software to automaticly load extension from within php like this:
require_once(’PEAR.php’);
pear::loadExtension(’mysqli’);

I suspect only one of the Varien techies can answer this question but if it is possible to do this then that opens the doors for lots of shared hosting options I should think

 
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