My Linux shared hosting (GoDaddy) doesn't have ClamAV installed. Unfortunately, I'm not a Linux expert; so I don't know exactly what is involved in installing an application on a Linux. So, my question is:

  1. Can I install ClamAV on my shared hosting?
  2. If I can't install it, is it possible to still use it somehow?
  • Why would you want to run it? I would expect any host worth their snuff to have some form of antivirus/protection, even if it isn't needed.
    – dkuntz2
    Apr 22 '11 at 1:57
  1. No

  2. Probably not. It needs to run on the server so unless there is a way to run it virtually, I'm not a hosting guru but I'm pretty sure there's not, you won't be able to do this unless you get a dedicated box or VPS.


No, it's not possible. You're on shared hosting, which means you don't have access to the server. You might need to consider your own server such as a VPS or dedicated server.


yes, use the ssh shell. Upload with FTP. There is a cpanel for clamav I think.

  • He said he's on shared hosting. Sep 20 '14 at 6:02
  • Sure if you have shell access you can upload it. But I am pretty sure you won't be able to install it. Oh, just noticed, 'Joe" has score of 1, why am I wasting my time :P
    – Steve
    Sep 20 '14 at 6:48

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