3.2 Install PHP on your local machine

Although the Integrated Developers Platform works with a virtual machine for development, a local PHP installation is useful because:

  • You will need it for code inspections in PHPStorm, for example PSR-2.
  • You can use it for a composer update on your local machine, which is faster than doing this in Vagrant.

Quick setup for PHP on Windows

We made a quick setup for Windows users; including the MongoDB extension, xdebug and code sniffer.

Manual setup for PHP (all platforms)

Install PHP on your local machine:

On Windows you can download PHP at Place the files in c:\php and install the Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio (left bar on the download page).

Install the MongoDB extension:

If you want to do a composer update on your local machine, you need the MongoDB extension:

Install Pear:

You need Pear to install code sniffer:

Install code sniffer: