- These instructions are intended specifically for installing the MongoDB PHP Driver (Extension) on Fedora 21.
- I’ll be working from a sxi.io Web Self Managed Fedora 21 server with Apache 2 (httpd) and PHP already installed, configured, and running, and I’ll be logged in as a non-root user, but with sudo access. For information on giving a user sudo access visit our page on How to Add a User and Grant Root Privileges on Fedora 21.
As a matter of best practice we’ll update our packages:
sudo yum -y update
Then let’s install a compiler, the PHP Extension and Application Repository (PEAR), and PHP development tools:
sudo yum -y install gcc php-pear php-devel
Now let’s install the MongoDB PHP driver (extension) with PECL:
sudo 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 enter to continue (thus answering ‘no’):
Build with Cyrus SASL (MongoDB Enterprise Authentication) support? [no] :
For a refresher on editing files with vim see: New User Tutorial: Overview of the Vim Text Editor
sudo vim /etc/php.ini
Find Dynamic Extensions and insert the following in that section:
Then exit and save the file with the command :wq .
And now we’ll restart Apache:
sudo systemctl restart httpd
Now verify that the extension is available by using the following command:
php -m | grep -i mongo
Your result should be: