- These instructions are intended specifically for installing the MongoDB PHP Driver (Extension) on CentOS 7.
- I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed CentOS 7 server with HTTPD already installed, configured, and running, and I’ll be logged in as root.
As a matter of best practice we’ll update our packages:
yum -y update
Then let’s install a compiler, the PHP Extension and Application Repository (PEAR), and PHP development tools:
yum -y install gcc php-pear php-devel
Now let’s install the MongoDB PHP driver (extension) with PECL:
pecl install mongo
Next you’ll be prompted regarding ‘MongoDB Enterprise Authentication’. If you’re not specifically using SASL (and already have it installed), then hit
For a refresher on editing files with vim see: New User Tutorial: Overview of the Vim Text Editor
Then exit and save the file with the command
And now we’ll restart Apache:
systemctl restart httpd
Now verify that the extension is available by using the following command:
php -m | grep -i mongo
Your result should be: