How To Install Symfony Framework on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Install Symfony Framework on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Symfony Framework on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Symfony is a web application framework written in PHP. It provides a set of reusable PHP components. Symfony is easy to install and configure on most platforms.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Symfony Framework on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo useror access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Symfony Framework on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install lsb-release ca-certificates apt-transport-https software-properties-common

Step 2. Installing PHP on Ubuntu 22.04.

By default, the PHP is not available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to add the Ondrej PPA to your system:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php

After the repository was added, Update the APT index then install PHP 8.1 using the following command below:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install php8.1 php8.1-common libapache2-mod-php8.1 php8.1-cli

Confirm the installation and check the installed build version of PHP:

php --version

For additional resources on installing PHP, read the post below:

Step 3. Installing Symfony Framework on Ubuntu 22.04.

By default, Symfony is not available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to download the latest version of the Symfony installer to your system:

wget https://get.symfony.com/cli/installer -O - | bash

Next, add the Symfony installation path to the PATH user using the following command:

export PATH="$HOME/.symfony/bin:$PATH".

And apply the changes by running:

source ~/.bashrc

At this point, you can use the following commands to configure your email and username in Git:

git config --global user.email "Your_Email_Address"
git config --global user.name "Your_User_Name"

For additional resources on installing Git, read the post below:

Finally, you can create a new project by executing the following command:

symfony new your-project --full

You can run the following command to start the local webserver:

cd your-project
symfony server:start

Output:

[OK] Web server listening
The Web server is using PHP CLI 8.1
http://127.0.0.1:8000

Step 4. Accessing Symfony Framework Web Interface.

Once successfully installed, open your web browser and access the Symfony Framework using the URL http://your-IP-address:8000. You will be redirected to the following page:

Install Symfony Framework on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Symfony. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Symfony Framework on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the Symfony website.

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