In my joomla installation the path to pear package is showing like but the same is not working, but in site open_basedir setting when I include the path for pear like PHP: :/usr/share/phpmyadmin:/usr/share/php:/usr/share/php/pear the pear works perfectly. So I really can't understand the problem in the include path given in joomla installation. is it the ".: " preceding the path creating the problem? Again the major problem now I am facing now is that when I am inserting the path in open_basedir for subdomain vhost, the line inserted is getting stripped and I cannot use the pear for sub-domain website.