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Published: June 05 2007, 10:51:00 PMUpdated: November 28 2020, 3:48:12 PM

cURL is a PHP library used by many PHP applications to communicate with the eBay API.
To use the cURL library, the cURL extension must be enabled in your PHP setup.

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On Windows, this typically means you just have to uncomment the cURL extension in the php.ini file. In the listing below, remove the leading semi-colon before extension=php_curl.dll to enable cURL.

From php.ini :

; Be sure to appropriately set the extension_dir directive.


On Windows, you can find where your php.ini file is from phpinfo() or
by running this at the Windows command line :

C:\>php -i | find /i "php.ini"
Configuration File (php.ini) Path => C:\Programs\php\php.ini

The above assumes you have php.exe in your PATH

Restart your web server after enabling cURL.

You can verify the version of cURL from a php -i or phpinfo() call :

C:\> php -i | find /i "curl"
CURL support => enabled
CURL Information => libcurl/7.14.0 OpenSSL/0.9.8a zlib/1.2.3

Additional resources

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