I have a shared hosting and trying to install Magento, i was getting an error for the missing "PHP Extension intl."
When i checked with my hosting support they said they dont enable this as it is a shared hosting and asking me to buy dedicated hosting.
is there any alternative to the PHP Extension intl. or i should enable the "PHP Extension intl." in order to continue installing magento in a shared hosting environment ?
Topic moved to the Installing Magento 2 section.
Unfortunately Magento 2 will require the PHP extension intl to work.
You will need to be able to enable this extension or go with another provider that have this PHP extension enabled if you want to install Magento 2.
Further, I recommend to read the Magento 2 System Requirements before choosing a hosting for Magento 2: http://devdocs.magento.com/guides/v2.0/install-gde/system-requirements.html
is there a prior version i can install which does not require PHP Extension intl.
Magento 2 has following system requirements:
Before we begin with Magento 2 installation. Magento 2 requires some extensions support for PHP. Make sure you have the following PHP extensions installed and enabled on your Server:
For more information about Magento 2 system requirements, visit Magento official website.
If you are unable to do so, I would like to suggest you the dedicated or Cloud hosting platforms like AWS, DigitalOceans, Cloudways etc.