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How to install PHP using Ansible Playbook

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In this post, We will automate the PHP installation using Ansible Playbook on ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

 

PHP is a server side scripting language, and an integral asset for making dynamic and intelligent Web pages. PHP is a generally utilized, free, and proficient option in contrast to contenders, for example, Microsoft's ASP. PHP 7 is the most recent stable delivery.

 

We believe, You have already installed Ansible if not you need to click on given link to install Ansible on ubuntu server. 

 

 

Step 1: Configure Ansible 

 

By default ansible host configuration file is /etc/ansible/hosts Here you need to add the Apache web server details like this, Use the following step for the same, In my case i have 1 apache server.

 

Group Name  - WebServer

IP Address     - 10.2.0.5

Username      - example

Password       - XXXXXXXXXX


You need to add your server in ansible host file, Syntax is given below, You need to open the /etc/ansible/hosts file with nano or vim text editor.

sudo vim /etc/ansible/hosts

and add the web server entry like this.

[webserver]
10.2.0.5 ansible_connection=ssh ansible_ssh_user=example ansible_ssh_pass=xxxxxxx


Sample output.

ansible all -m ping
 


Step 2: Creating Anisble Playbook 

 

You need to create phpplaybook.yml by using the given command.

sudo vim phpplaybook.yml

Paste the given code to automate the PHP7.4 with modules.

 

- hosts: webserver
  become: yes
  tasks:
    - name: Installation install software-properties-common
      apt: name=software-properties-common

    - name: "Repo PHP 7.4"
      apt_repository:
        repo="ppa:ondrej/php"
   
    - name: "Updating the repo"
      apt: update_cache=yes

    - name: Installation PHP 7.4
      apt: name=php7.4 state=present

    - name: install lamp stack
      apt:
        pkg:
          - php7.4-mysql
          - php7.4-curl
          - php7.4-json
          - php7.4-cgi
          - php7.4-xsl
          - php7.4-cgi
          - php7.4-gd
          - php7.4-mbstring
          - php7.4-zip
          - php7.4-xmlrpc
          - php7.4-soap
          - php7.4-intl
          - libapache2-mod-php
        state: present
        update_cache: yes

Save and exit from the vim text editor and execute the given command for the same.

ansible-playbook phpplaybook.yml

If everything is okay so then you will the sample output like this.


Now you need to verify the PHP version by using the following command.

php -v

Sample output.


Use the given command to verify the PHP modules.

php -m 

Sample output.





Conclusion

We have successfully created Ansible playbook for PHP7.4 in our Ubuntu 18.04 server.

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