I'm in the process of installing Craft on my Ubuntu 14.04 server and ran into an issue.

When I run the installer at http://example.com/admin, I get the "Can't run Craft" error message:

Craft requires cURL in order to run

I have these packages installed using sudo apt-get install:


No clue what's going on. Could be a configuration issue? or are my packages not properly installed?

Thanks for the help!

  • Derp... I was able to install it locally on a Ubuntu 14.04 vagrant instance. Must be something wrong with Ubuntu on my VPS. Dec 30, 2014 at 15:25

2 Answers 2


You likely need to go to /etc/php5 and either make a link or move curl.ini from the mods-available folder to mods-enabled. (Just did this myself on Ubuntu 14.04 server)

Also, be sure to restart apache: su apache2ctl restart

  • I looked in /etc/php5 and I don't see a mods-enabled folder? I do see curl.ini linked in /etc/php5/apache2/conf.d/ and /etc/php5/cli/conf.d/. Dec 30, 2014 at 13:21
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    Sorry I didn't see this until now. I had that same issue, and just went ahead and created a mods-enabled folder.
    – Jeremiah
    Dec 30, 2014 at 19:36

I re-imaged my VPS and ran a new instance of Ubuntu 14.04. Now its all working.

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