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How to Install PHP bcmath on Amazon Linux 2

Feb 13, 2023 · 1 min read · Post a comment

Using PHP arithmetic functions can be achieved through bcmath package, which is a wrapper for these functions and can be even used in an object-oriented way. Let’s see how to install PHP bcmath on Amazon Linux 2.


  • Amazon Linux 2
  • sudo privileges
  • PHP installed

Install PHP Bcmath on Amazon Linux 2

Step 1. Enable the desired PHP version.

sudo amazon-linux-extras enable php{version}

For example:

sudo amazon-linux-extras enable php7.4

Step 2. Install php-bcmath.

sudo yum clean metadata
sudo yum install php php-bcmath

Step 3. Restart your web server service.

sudo systemctl restart nginx
sudo systemctl restart php-fpm


sudo systemctl restart httpd

Step 4. Create the phpinfo file.

echo "<?php phpinfo(); ?>" > /var/www/html/info.php

Step 5. Verify the installation.



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