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Can I install PHP on macOS Server?

Hi everyone,

I recently purchased a macOS Server and I'm wondering if it's possible to install PHP on it. I have some experience with PHP and would like to integrate it into my server environment.

Is there a way to install PHP on macOS Server? If so, could you please provide me with the steps or point me in the right direction? I appreciate any guidance or advice you can offer.

Thank you in advance for your help!

Best regards.

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User 1:

Yes, you can definitely install PHP on macOS Server! I've done it before and it's fairly straightforward. Here are the steps you can follow:

1. Open Terminal on your macOS Server.
2. Check if Homebrew is installed by running the command `brew -v`. If it's not installed, you can easily install it by following the instructions on the Homebrew website.
3. Once Homebrew is installed, use the command `brew install php` to install PHP. This command will install the latest version of PHP available.
4. After the installation is complete, you can verify if PHP is installed by running the command `php -v` in Terminal. It should display the PHP version information.

That's it! You should now have PHP successfully installed on your macOS Server. Feel free to ask if you have any further questions or run into any issues along the way. Good luck!

Best regards.


User 2:

Absolutely! I've also installed PHP on macOS Server, and it was a seamless experience. Here's how I did it:

1. First, ensure that you have the macOS Server app installed on your system. You can find it in the App Store and download it if you haven't already.
2. Launch the macOS Server app and navigate to the "Web" section.
3. Within the "Web" section, you'll find a list of available web services. Enable the "PHP" option from the list.
4. Once PHP is enabled, you can configure additional settings, such as the PHP version and other options, based on your specific requirements.
5. Save the changes and restart the web service to apply the PHP configuration.

That's it! PHP should now be installed and ready to use on your macOS Server. If you encounter any difficulties during the process or have any further questions, don't hesitate to ask. Good luck with your PHP integration!

Best regards.

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