Install JSON PHP Extension on Linux CentOs

  1. Ensure you have the necessary dependecies (php, php-pear, php-devel, gcc, make):
    • $ sudo yum install gcc make
    • $ sudo yum install php php-pear php-devel
  2. Use PECL (PHP Extension Community Library) to download the json package:
    • $ sudo pecl download json
  3. Use PEAR (PHP Extension and Application Repository) to extract and install the extension:
    • $ sudo pear install json-1.2.1.tgz
  4. Create a file in /etc/php.d called “json.ini”, and add the following lines:
    • ; php-json extension
    • extension=json.so
  5. Restart apache (gracefully if you’re running a live site:
    • $ sudo service httpd restart (apachectl graceful)
  6. Check for availability by creating an info.php file in the web root with the following line:

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