PHP is installed on latest Mac by default as of 2021.
If your Mac doesn’t have PHP, it can be installed using homebrew. Below is the command to install PHP
brew install php
To run php service, open your terminal and go to folder where your php files are saved. If your files are in Documents/website, on the Terminal type this:
cd cd Documents/website
Let’s write a simple php code called phpinfo.php
Copy and paste this code:
<?php phpinfo(); ?>
To save, hit control + o. To exit, control + x
To run php, paste this command:
php -S 127.0.0.1:8080
Open open Safari and type in the address bar: 127.0.0.1:8080/phpinfo.php
You should see the details of your php.
To stop PHP, hit control + c