But sometimes you’re stuck on using mcrypt because of old software or scripts, then it’s a good thing you can still install mcrypt on your cPanel server.
First, you need to install the mcrypt lib on the server:
yum install libmcrypt libmcrypt-devel
Then we need to install mcrypt for the required PHP versions. That can be done by using pecl:
ea-php7X-pecl install mcrypt-1.0.4
Replace `php7X` with your version, for example `php74` for PHP 7.4.
ea-php72-pecl install mcrypt-1.0.4 ea-php73-pecl install mcrypt-1.0.4 ea-php74-pecl install mcrypt-1.0.4
The installer might ask you for a libmcrypt prefix. Just hit enter as the installer usually finds the lib itself. If that’s not the case for you, provide:
At last, a small tip: try to remove mcrypt from you software/scripts, as you need to do this for every PHP version in the future.