See the Instant Client Home Page for more information about Instant Client.
The installation instructions are at the foot of the page.Version 18.4
1. Download the appropriate Instant Client packages for your platform. All installations REQUIRE the Basic package.
2. Unzip the packages into a single directory such as "instantclient".
3. Set the library loading path in your environment to the directory in Step 2 ("instantclient"). On many UNIX platforms, LD_LIBRARY_PATH is the appropriate environment variable. On Windows, PATH should be used.
4. Start your application and enjoy.