PHP SSH2 Extension

I am trying to upgrade my IPS Community Suite software. I am getting this message:

"Your server does not support using SFTP storage. Please contact your hosting provider to ask for PHP SSH2 extension to be enabled or use a different protocol."

I can upgrade it regardless but it's easier if I have this enabled.
I have no idea if this is possible as I don't know what it is.

Is this a thing on linode? How do I enable it?

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SSH in and install the package using your package manager or pecl.

literally no idea what you just said.

To clarify, "PECL is a repository for PHP Extensions, providing a directory of all known extensions and hosting facilities for downloading and development of PHP extensions".

If you have PECL installed you can install the support you need by executing the command below:

pecl install -f ssh2

If you're using a Debian based system you may also be able to install it using the command below:

sudo apt-get install libssh2-php

Hope this helps!


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