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Adding webdisk to CPANEL

At times people are asking me is it better to use filezilla, ssh etc for building their websites with CPANEL. Wouldn’t it be nicer if your working on windows to just be able to open up “My Computer” or “This PC” icon and just access your files like a drive letter like C:\. You can do this, and it will be so much easier. It won’t be a drive letter, but it will be under “Network Locations” just like a regular drive.

First of all under windows 8.1 if you do not have “My Computer(This PC)” icon on your desktop, this is how to add it. On your desktop screen right click on empty spot and select “Personalize” -> “Change desktop icons” -> now check “Computer” and anything else you want then click “Apply”.

Now let’s map the network drive.
In Windows 8.1 just right click “This PC” on your desktop and click “Map Network Drive”. In previous windows versions,
To connect a drive from My Computer, click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Explore.
To connect a drive from Windows Explorer, right-click Start, and then click Explore.
On the Tools menu, click Map Network Drive.

In the Drive box, click a drive letter.
In the Folder box type the following:
Next click on “Connect using different credentials”, click “Finish”

Enter your username and password for CPANEL, click box to remember your credentials, and now you can access all your files from just a drive letter.
(ps. Make sure your reconnect at startup box is checked, should be default on windows 8.1)

Till Next time,


CPanel FFMPEG and Centos 6.3 setup

Install a pre-requisite for perl-SGMLSpm

yum install openjade
alias pico='nano -w'</code>

Install some decent repositories:
64 Bit:

rpm -Uvh
rpm -Uvh

32 Bit:

rpm -Uvh
rpm -Uvh

Install Dag repository

pico /etc/yum.repos.d/dag.repo


name=Dag RPM Repository for Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Install CPanel Ruby and flvtool2

gem install flvtool2

Next lets install base we need:

yum install ffmpeg ffmpeg-devel mplayer mencoder gpac gpac-libs

Lets get ffmpeg-php

tar xjf ffmpeg-php-0.6.0.tbz2
cd ffmpeg-php-0.6.0
sed -i 's/PIX_FMT_RGBA32/PIX_FMT_RGB32/g' ffmpeg_frame.c

Note: If you are running php5.4 you may need to make following change then run “make” above again:

pico ffmpeg_movie.c

in ffmpeg_movie.c: row 311: list_entry *le; TO zend_rsrc_list_entry *le; row 346: list_entry new_le; TO zend_rsrc_list_entry new_le; row 360: hashkey_length+1, (void *)&new_le, sizeof(list_entry), TO hashkey_length+1, (void *)&new_le,sizeof(zend_rsrc_list_entry),
Now let’s really install everything

make install
Installing shared extensions:     /usr/local/lib/php/extensions/no-debug-non-zts-20090626/
pico /usr/local/lib/php.ini

Now add following to end of file but substitute no-debug-non-zts-20090626 below for where it installed it in your “make install” command above

extension_dir = "/usr/local/lib/php/extensions/no-debug-non-zts-20090626"

Restart Apache


Now go check a php script with this in it to verify it worked: