How to install composer on Your shared webhosting account?

Some customers have asked how/if composer can be used on their shared webhosting accounts. Yes – it is possible:

1. Log on via SSH to Your account
2. Download composer:

curl -sS https://getcomposer.org/installer | php

3. Create needed folder and move needed file there:

mkdir bin
mv composer.phar $HOME/bin/composer

4. Add shortcut to composer to Your profile .bashrc file.

export PATH="$PATH:~/bin/"
source  ~/.bashrc

5. Logoff and log on again to SSH – needed path variable should be there now:

echo $PATH

When entering command:

composer --version

You should see version as: “Composer version 1.5.* …. …..”

All needed commands mentioned previously:

curl -sS https://getcomposer.org/installer | php
mkdir bin
mv composer.phar $HOME/bin/composer
export PATH="$PATH:~/bin/"
source ~/.bashrc

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