ScreenshotThis module enhances the built in PHP functionality by adding some loadable extensions. Through the module management page the extensions to be activated can be selected. In addition to the extensions provided for the build in PHP library a PHP CLI/CGI of the same version is made available.


Supported Models

This module should work for the following models:

1U4200XXX, N2800, 1U4500, 1U4600, M3800, N4800, N0503, N2200XXX, N5550, N3200PRO, N6850, N3200XXX, N4100PRO, N7700PROv2, N4200, N8800PROv2, N4200Eco, N8900, N4200PRO, N8850, N8900V, N10850, N12000, N5200, N5200PRO, N12000V, N5200XXX, N16000, N5500, N7700, N16000V, N7700+, N7700PRO, N7700SAS, N8200XXX, N8800, N8800+, N8800PRO, N8800SAS


Extract the module binary package (.mod) from the archive and install it.


After enabling the module the module status and configuration page can be accessed. This page allows to select which extensions should be loaded. Currently the following extensions are provided by this module:

  • bcmath - binary calculator 
  • bz2 - provides support to read/write bzip2 compressed files
  • calendar - simplifies converting between different calendar formats
  • curl - provides an interface to the libcurl library
  • dbase - access records stored in dBase-format (dbf) databases
  • exif - manage EXIF information in images
  • ftp - allows access  to FTP servers
  • gettext - provides a NLS (Native Language Support) API
  • json - provides JSON  encode/decode functions
  • ldap - provides LDAP support
  • mailparse - Mail parser functions
  • mbstring - multibyte string functions
  • mcrypt - provides an interface to the mcrypt library
  • mhash - provides an interface to the mhash library
  • pgsql - provides PostgreSQL support
  • shmop - read, write, create and delete Unix shared memory segments
  • snmp - wrapper around the underlying Net-SNMP
  • soap - provides SOAP specific function
  • wddx - Web Distributed Data Exchange
  • xattr - access extended file attributes
  • xsl - implements the XSL standard

After enabling the module, the path to the PHP CLI binary is


Using the CGI Version of the Module with the built in web server

To use the CGI version of the module the following has to be added to a .htaccess file located in the root of the web tree of the module that requires this extensions:

AddType application/x-httpd-php-phpextensions .php
Action  application/x-httpd-php-phpextensions /modules/PHPExtensions/cgi-bin/php

If you receive a "500 Server Error" error message when accessing your web pages you either missed to enable the PHPExtensions module of have a typo in the .htaccess file.

Using the CGI Version of the Module with the Thecus WebServer module

To use the CGI version of the module with the Thecus WebServer module add the following to the modules httpd.conf (and ssl.conf if needed):

<IfModule !mod_actions.c>                              
    LoadModule actions_module modules/

<IfModule mod_actions.c>                       

    ScriptAlias /.PHPExtensions/cgi-bin/ /raid/data/module/PHPExtensions/cgi-bin/

    <Directory /raid/data/module/PHPExtensions/cgi-bin/>
        AllowOverride None                           
        Options +ExecCGI +FollowSymLinks       
        Order allow,deny                           
        Allow from all                       

    <Directory "/">                                   
        AllowOverride All 


Next create a .htaccess file with the following content in the root of the web application:

AddType application/x-httpd-php-phpextensions .php
Action  application/x-httpd-php-phpextensions /.PHPExtensions/cgi-bin/php

Known issues

Due to changes in libphp5 introduced in firmware 5.x (or 3.x already) on 32bit models  dynamic loading of extensions will not work on this firmware versions. A ticket has been opened with Thecus to get the old functionality restored (dynamic loading of modules/extensions) - TicketID MIA-702251. Modules that intent to use this module should use the CGI version of PHP provided with this module. On 64bit models the module has been tested successfully with firmware v2.

Further informationen

Other modules known to use this module


[file] PHPExtensions 1.02.04
MD5: 8f62851331d6e0de801f915e39baaf21
22.52 MB