Composer : Composer or i will term it as a Swiss Knife for dependency management for PHP projects, allows to define the libraries a project requires and helps in installing/updating via a command line utility.
Note : You can install this Utility only if you have SSH Access to the Web Server.
Composer is deployed as a PHP Archive (PHAR) file, to check if phar is enabled on your server use the following command
[dev.nagar.me]$ php -m | grep Phar
Composer is generally not installed on any server by default you may install Composer using the following commands
[dev.nagar.me]$ mkdir -p ~/.php/composer
[dev.nagar.me]$ cd ~/.php/composer
[dev.nagar.me]$ curl -sS https://getcomposer.org/installer | php
[dev.nagar.me]$ mv ~/.php/composer/composer.phar ~/.php/composer/composer
[dev.nagar.me]$ export PATH=/home/username/.php/composer:$PATH
[dev.nagar.me]$. source ~/.bash_profile
This completes installation of composer for the current user, to test that the installation is successful use the following command
This will should the composer help/man page, once you see the man/help page your swiss knife is ready for operation.