# Configuring Firebird for DreamFactory
These instructions are for installing the Firebird driver from its source code.
# Install the Firebird driver
cd /tmp git clone https://github.com/php/pecl-database-interbase.git cd pecl-database-interbase/ apt-get install firebird-dev autoconf build-essential phpize --clean phpize ./configure make make install
Once downloaded, you will want to enable the driver in your php.ini file. After that, the extension will appear in the list of enabled extensions.
php -m [PHP Modules]
If you receive a 500 error with the message of
The Response content must be a string or object, make sure your database is configured for UTF8.