How to Install Drush on H-Sphere enabled CentOS Server

Drush makes your Drupal life easy (well, easier).

Installing Drush is simple, for most people on most systems, but sometimes you get folks who like to have a control panel, such as H-Sphere. Nothing wrong with that, unless when you install Drush, you get the dreaded "can't find php" or similar message. What to do? Follow these steps after logging in to your server via ssh:

1 - Grad a copy of Drush and untar it in your shared folder

sudo wget --quiet -O - | sudo tar -zxf - -C /usr/local/share

(Note, change the link above you the link to the latest version of drush on You can do this by going to and on the download link, right-click and choose copy link location.)

2 - Create a symbolic link to where Drush can be found on your server

sudo ln -s /usr/local/share/drush/drush /usr/local/bin/drush

3 - Get Drush to auto download the required "stuff"

sudo drush

Drush won't work yet as it won't know where to find php, so

4 - Open your bash_profile file and edit the PATH line from something like this:

bash_profile: PATH=/hsphere/shared/bin:/hsphere/shared/sbin:/hsphere/local/var/vpopmail/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/sbin:$PATH:$HOME/bin

to something like this (note the php path in this version):


5 - Reboot your server and YEE HAW!

Filed Under:

  1. Drupal
  2. Drush
  3. CentOS
  4. H-Sphere
  5. Drupal Planet