Enabling Additional PHP Modules¶
In certain cases, such as packages or customized Captive Portal code, additional PHP extensions may be required that are not enabled.
There are a handful of PHP extensions available in the package repository which are not included in the base distribution of pfSense® software.
The extensions included and activated vary by pfSense software version,
/usr/local/lib/php/ to see which extensions are present, and
check the output of
php -m to see what is enabled on a firewall already.
Examples of additional extensions available to install may include:
To activate one of these, install the appropriate version-specific package from the command line, for example:
# pkg search php <locate the desired package> # pkg install -y php74-mysqli # /etc/rc.php-fpm_restart; /etc/rc.restart_webgui # php -m | grep mysqli mysqli
A reboot would also fully activate the module, but should not be necessary.