Setup environment in MacOS / Linux / Unix

Normally *nix operating systems (Linux, MacOS, Unix) come with a default installation of PHP and often also a web server (like Apache).

To verify that PHP is available, open a Terminal / Command Line and type:

which php

and then type Enter. Something similar to the following should appear in the terminal


This is the full path pf the PHP executable.

To check the version of the installed PHP, type in the Terminal:

php -v

You will get an output similar to the following:

PHP 7.3.11 (cli) (built: Jul  5 2020 03:23:39) ( NTS )
Copyright (c) 1997-2018 The PHP Group
Zend Engine v3.3.11, Copyright (c) 1998-2018 Zend Technologies

As in Windows, integrated solutions are also available, such as: