Upgrade to latest CURL and Open SSL in WHM

Problem:
eCommerce providers like Paypal introduced more strict SSL requirements. Ex:
“requires OpenSSL >= 1.0.1 to be installed on your server”

PHP info shows:
CURL
SSL Version OpenSSL/1.0.0

Fix:

  • Install latest CURL:

cd /usr/local/src
wget https://curl.haxx.se/download/curl-7.52.1.tar.gz
tar -xvzf curl-7.52.1.tar.gz
cd curl*

./configure –enable-threaded-resolver –enable-http –enable-ftp –enable-proxy –enable-tftp –enable-ntlm –enable-static –with-ssl=/usr/local/ssl –enable-ipv6 –enable-shared –with-libidn
make && make install

/usr/local/bin/curl –version

  • Configure PHP to use it -Create a new file /var/cpanel/easy/apache/rawopts/all_php5 with this contents:
    –with-curl=/usr/local/src/curl-7.52.1
  • Rebuild Apache & PHP with EasyApache 3.

Result:

PHP info should now show:
cURL Information 7.52.1
SSL Version OpenSSL/1.0.1e