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How to Install PHP Ctype on Amazon Linux 2

Feb 25, 2023 · 1 min read · Post a comment

Enabling the Ctype PHP extension will provide you with functions that are used to verify whether the characters in a string are of the correct type. Let’s install Ctype on Amazon Linux 2.


  • Amazon Linux 2
  • sudo privileges
  • PHP installed

Install PHP Ctype 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-ctype.

sudo yum clean metadata
sudo yum install php php-ctype

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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