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How to Install PHP Embed on Amazon Linux 2

Feb 15, 2023 · 1 min read · Post a comment

Like the name itself, the Embed extension will allow you to embed PHP scripts in different languages, for example in PHP extensions which are mainly written in C. Let’s jump on how to install PHP Embed on Amazon Linux 2.


  • Amazon Linux 2
  • sudo privileges
  • PHP installed

Install PHP Embed 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-embed.

sudo yum clean metadata
sudo yum install php php-embed

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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