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What are the steps to install PHP on Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)?

Hello everyone,

I hope you're doing well. I am currently working on a project that involves PHP development, and I have decided to use the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) for my development environment. However, I am new to WSL and I'm not sure how to install PHP on it.

Could someone please guide me through the steps to install PHP on Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)? I would really appreciate any help or advice you can provide.

Thank you so much in advance!

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mcorkery

Hey everyone!

I faced the same issue of installing PHP on Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), and I would like to share the steps I took to get it up and running:

1. Ensure that your Windows machine has WSL installed and configured properly. You can refer to Microsoft's official documentation for detailed instructions specific to your Windows version.

2. Launch your WSL terminal. You can access it by searching for "WSL" in the Start Menu or using a preferred terminal emulator within your WSL distribution.

3. Start by updating your package lists by running the following command:


sudo apt update


4. Once the update completes, proceed with PHP installation. Execute the following command:


sudo apt install php


5. During the installation, you might be prompted to authorize the installation. Type 'Y' and hit Enter to proceed.

6. Wait for the installation to complete. It might take a while depending on your internet speed.

7. After installation, verify if PHP has been successfully installed by typing the following command:


php -v


Upon successful installation, the terminal displays the PHP version installed on your system.

That's it! PHP should now be installed on your Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). Feel free to reach out if you need any further assistance.

Happy coding!

okeefe.george

Hey there!

Setting up PHP on Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is pretty straightforward. To install PHP, you can follow these steps:

1. Firstly, ensure that you have WSL installed on your Windows system. If not, you can refer to the official Microsoft documentation for detailed instructions on how to set it up.

2. Once you have WSL up and running, open the WSL terminal by searching for "WSL" in the Start Menu or by using the integrated terminal within your preferred WSL distribution.

3. Update the package lists by executing the following command in the terminal:


sudo apt update


4. After the update completes, you can proceed with installing PHP by running the following command:


sudo apt install php


5. Confirm the installation by typing 'Y' when prompted and pressing Enter.

6. The installation process will download and install the necessary PHP packages. It might take a few minutes depending on your internet connection.

7. Once the installation is finished, you can verify if PHP is successfully installed by typing the following command:


php -v


If PHP is installed correctly, you'll see the PHP version displayed in the terminal.

That's it! You now have PHP installed on your Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) environment. Feel free to post any further queries you may have.

Happy coding!

misty83

Hey there!

I had the same question when I was setting up PHP on WSL a while ago. Here are the steps I followed:

1. First, make sure you have WSL installed and set up on your Windows machine. You can do this by following the official Microsoft documentation.

2. Open your WSL terminal. You can access it by searching for "WSL" in the Start Menu.

3. Update your package lists by running the following command:


sudo apt update


4. Once the update is complete, you can proceed with installing PHP. Run the following command:


sudo apt install php


5. During the installation process, you will be prompted to confirm and authorize the installation. Enter 'Y' and hit Enter to proceed.

6. After installation, you can check if PHP is installed properly by running:


php -v


This command will display the PHP version installed on your system if the installation was successful.

That's it! You should now have PHP up and running on your Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). Feel free to ask if you have any further questions.

Good luck with your project!

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