Percona with cPanel: libmysqlclient.so.18: cannot open shared object file

A recent Percona upgrade caused problems with PHP on some cPanel servers. The name of the libmysqlclient library was changed without keeping a symlink to the original name, which caused PHP to throw errors, and EasyApache not compiling successfully. Running php -v will show it… php -v php: error while loading shared libraries: libmysqlclient.so.18: cannot…