How to Install PHP on MacOS?
PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) is known as a general-purpose scripting language that can be used to develop dynamic and interactive websites. It was among the first server-side languages that could be embedded into HTML, making it easier to add functionality to web pages without needing to call external files for data.
Originally PHP was developed for web development but now is also used as a general-purpose language. It was created by Rasmus Lerdorf in 1994.
This article will help you to set up PHP@8.0 or any version on macOS.
Installing PHP on macOS :
So we start by installing HomeBrew, if you haven’t installed you can navigate to the link by clicking here.
Step 1: Copy the installation command.
Step 2: Next, paste the copied command in the Terminal.
It will now ask for your ‘sudo’ password, So provide your account password. And press RETURN to continue with the installation.
After a few seconds depending upon your internet speed, you should see the output “Installation successful!” message.
Step 3: Now, we will enter the below command to update our packages:
In this case, we are already up-to-date.
In case if you are getting the ‘brew’ command not found error. You have to run two commands to add Homebrew to your PATH:
echo 'eval "$(/opt/homebrew/bin/brew shellenv)"'
Note: Below, Substitute ‘<username>’ to the username of your macOS account.
>> /Users/<username>/.zorofile eval "$(/opt/homebrew/bin/brew shellenv)"
Now you can update packages.
Step 4: Before we can install PHP, we need to install a third-party repository with a brew tap.
Enter the following command.
brew tap shivammathur/php
Step 5: Now, we are all set and we can install PHP 8 using brew install.
brew install email@example.com
Of course, you can change the version to another one, if you are interested in a different version.
If everything worked, you should now see the selected output below.
And PHP 8.0 is now installed on your MacBook.
Step 6: You need to have PHP@8.0 first in your PATH, to do that run the two following commands:
echo 'export PATH="/firstname.lastname@example.org/bin:$PATH"' >> ~/.zshrc
echo 'export PATH="/email@example.com/sbin:$PATH"' >> ~/.zshrc
For compilers to find php8.0 you may need to set:
Close and restart Terminal to load new settings.
Check the Version of PHP Installed on your MacOS:
Run the following command to check.
You can see the version of PHP installed on your MacOS.
Congratulations! You now have installed PHP with associated extensions running on your Mac development environment.