Blog

How to Install the MongoDB PHP Driver (Extension) on Fedora 21

Note:
Please note that this article is considered legacy documentation because Fedora 21 has reached its end-of-life support.
Pre-Flight Check
  • 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.

Step 1: Setup Environment, Install PHP Extension & Application Repository (PEAR)

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

Step 2: Installation with the PHP Extension Community Library (PECL)

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] :

Step 3:Configure PHP

For a refresher on editing files with vim see: New User Tutorial: Overview of the Vim Text Editor

sudo vim /etc/php.ini

It is possible to place the following bit of code anywhere in the php.ini file. However, the most common location for extensions is in the Dynamic Extensions section.

Find Dynamic Extensions and insert the following in that section:

extension=mongo.so

Then exit and save the file with the command :wq .

And now we’ll restart Apache:

sudo systemctl restart httpd

Step 4: Verify the Extension is Available

Now verify that the extension is available by using the following command:

php -m | grep -i mongo

Your result should be:

mongo

Related posts

HowTo: Unix rm All Files In a Directory

Viking Coin

How To Find Out What My DNS Servers Address Is

Viking Coin

US, Kenya, Singapore: AIG Completes Multinational Blockchain Insurance Test

Viking Coin

How to Check the Version of cPanel / WHM

Viking Coin

Ubuntu Linux: Disable Apparmor For Specific Profile / Service Such As Mysqld Server

Viking Coin

Stop Ubuntu / Debian Linux From Deleting /tmp Files on Boot

Viking Coin

PHP encryption symmetric program example using crypt to store password in a text file

Viking Coin

Greek Court Backs Extradition of Alleged Bitcoin Exchange Operator to US

Viking Coin

The 8 Steps to Becoming a Bitcoin-Savvy Bank

Viking Coin