Install PHP on your Linux system

Debian Suse via yast2 Fedora add your Distribution here
PHP5 apt-get install libapache2-mod-php5 php5-cli php5-common php5-cgi
Additional Libraries apt-get install php5-mysql php5-gd php5-mcrypt

Restart Apache after you installed the additional libraries.

sudo  /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

check php

create a file phpinfo.php in your webdirectory:

<?php
phpinfo.php
?>

Navigate with your web browser to this file and you should get a page with your php set-up. In this php set-up search for the following entries:

  • safe-mode off
  • mcrypt (if you find a section by that name, mcrypt is installed and working)
  • gd (if you find a section by that name, gd is installed and working)