Install PHP mcrypt Extension on Linux

Posted Under: Configuration, PHP, Shell, Snippets on Aug 17, 2018
In order to use encryption and decryption in PHP, we need to inatall PHP extension mcrypt.

php_mcrypt installation on CentOS

# First Install Extended Repository 
yum install epel-release
# Then simply install mcrypt
yum -y install php-mcrypt
# Restart apache
systemctl restart httpd

php_mcrypt installation on Ubuntu

sudo apt-get install mcrypt php5-mcrypt
sudo php5enmod mcrypt
sudo service apache2 restart
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