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How can I install PHP on macOS using Homebrew?

Hey folks,

I recently started learning web development and I'm currently using macOS as my operating system. I'm following some tutorials that require me to have PHP installed on my machine. However, I'm not sure how to go about doing this.

I've heard about Homebrew and know that it can help with package management on macOS, so I was wondering if anyone could guide me through the process of installing PHP using Homebrew. I've already installed Homebrew on my system, so I'm ready to proceed with the PHP installation.

Thanks in advance for your help!

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wbeier

Hey there!

Installing PHP with Homebrew on macOS is pretty straightforward. Here are the steps I followed on my system:

1. Open Terminal, which you can find in the Utilities folder within the Applications folder.

2. Update Homebrew to ensure you have the latest packages by running the following command:


brew update


3. Now, let's check if PHP is available in Homebrew's repository. Type in:

brew search php


You should see a list of available PHP versions. Pick the version you want to install. For example, I went with PHP 7.4.

4. To install the chosen PHP version, simply run the command:

brew install php@7.4


Note: Replace "7.4" with the specific version you want to install.

5. After the installation is complete, you can verify the PHP installation by typing:

php -v


This command should display the version of PHP you just installed, confirming that it was successful.

That's it! You now have PHP installed on your macOS system using Homebrew. Let me know if you have any questions or encounter any issues along the way. Happy coding!

meghan.fahey

Hey there,

I also recently went through the process of installing PHP on macOS using Homebrew, and I'd like to share my insights with you all.

First, I ensured that Homebrew was up to date by executing the command:


brew update


Next, to explore the available PHP versions in Homebrew's repository, I used the following command:

brew search php


This provided me with a list of PHP versions I could choose from. I personally decided to go with PHP 7.3, but feel free to select the version that suits your requirements.

To install PHP 7.3, I ran the command:

brew install php@7.3


The installation process took a little while as it fetched the necessary dependencies and configured PHP.

I then confirmed whether PHP was installed successfully by running the command:

php -v


This command displayed the PHP version I installed, ensuring that the installation process was completed smoothly.

That wraps up the steps I followed to install PHP on macOS using Homebrew. If you have any queries or face any challenges, feel free to ask. Good luck with your PHP development endeavors!

glenda03

Hey everyone,

I recently installed PHP on my macOS system using Homebrew, and I thought I'd share my experience here. Here's what I did:

1. First, I made sure that Homebrew was up to date by running the following command:


brew update


This ensures that I have the latest package versions available.

2. Next, I checked the available PHP versions in Homebrew's repository using the command:

brew search php


It gave me a list of PHP versions that I could install. I opted for PHP 8.0, so feel free to choose the version you prefer.

3. To install PHP 8.0, I ran the command:

brew install php@8.0


This pulled in all the necessary dependencies and completed the installation process.

4. Once the installation finished, I verified if PHP was successfully installed by typing:

php -v


This command displayed the PHP version I installed, confirming that everything was working fine.

That's pretty much it! With these steps, I was able to install PHP using Homebrew on my macOS system. If you encounter any issues or have any questions, feel free to ask. Happy coding!

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