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How to Install PHP on AWS EC2?

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  • Last Updated : 30 Nov, 2021

AWS or Amazon web services is a cloud service platform that provides on-demand computational services, databases, storage space, and many more services. EC2 or Elastic Compute Cloud is a scalable computing service launched on the AWS cloud platform. In simpler words, EC2 is nothing but a virtual computer on which we can perform all our tasks and we have the authority to configure, launch or even dissipate this virtual computer To know more about EC2 visit this page.

In this article we will learn how to install PHP on AWS EC2.

Prerequisite –

  1. AWS account.
  2. EC2 Instance.
  3. User with privileges to create Instance.

Follow the steps below to install PHP on AWS EC2 –

Step 1 – Create an AWS Elastic Cloud Compute Instance, to do so visit How-To-Create-EC2-Instance.

Step 2 – Start the EC2 instance that you have created in Step 1

Step 3 – Connect to your EC2 Instance by clicking on Connect Button 

Step 4 – A prompt will pop up after connecting.

Step 5 – At first check, if PHP is already installed or not.

php --version

Step 6 – If PHP is not installed on your virtual machine then install the PHP using the following command 

sudo apt install php7.4

Step 7 – A prompt will appear asking you  for confirmation , press ‘y’ to confirm.

Step 8 – Wait for the process to end.

Step 9 –We have successfully installed PHP on our EC2  instance, to check if PHP is installed or not, verify using the following command.

php --version

Step 10 – To know the current version of PHP, use the following command.

apt search php7.*

In this way, we can install PHP on our EC2 instance using EC2 Instance Connect. And if you also use a free tier account, make sure you delete all the resources you have used before logging out. 

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