How to connect postgresql and php on mac?

by arnoldo.moen , in category: MySQL , a month ago

How to connect postgresql and php on mac?

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by cortez.connelly , a month ago

@arnoldo.moen 

To connect PostgreSQL and PHP on a Mac, you can follow these steps:

  1. Install PostgreSQL: If you do not already have PostgreSQL installed on your Mac, you can download and install it from the official PostgreSQL website. Follow the installation instructions for macOS.
  2. Install the PostgreSQL PHP extension: You will need to install the PostgreSQL PHP extension to be able to connect to a PostgreSQL database from PHP. You can do this using Homebrew by running the following command in your terminal:
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brew install [email protected]


Replace "7.4" with the version of PHP you are using.

  1. Configure PHP: Edit your PHP configuration file (php.ini) to enable the PostgreSQL extension. You can find the location of your php.ini file by running the following command in your terminal:
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php --ini


Open the php.ini file in a text editor and uncomment the line that loads the PostgreSQL extension by removing the semicolon at the beginning of the line. It should look like this:

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extension=pgsql


Save the file and restart your PHP server.

  1. Connect to the PostgreSQL database from PHP: You can now use PHP code to connect to a PostgreSQL database. Here is an example code snippet that shows how to connect to a PostgreSQL database using the PDO extension in PHP:
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<?php
$host = 'localhost';
$dbname = 'mydatabase';
$user = 'myuser';
$password = 'mypassword';

try {
    $pdo = new PDO("pgsql:host=$host;dbname=$dbname", $user, $password);
    echo "Connected to the database successfully";
} catch (PDOException $e) {
    die("Could not connect to the database: " . $e->getMessage());
}
?>


Replace the placeholders with your actual database information. Save the code in a PHP file and run it in your web browser or using the PHP command-line interface to test the connection.


That's it! You have successfully connected PostgreSQL and PHP on your Mac.