Installing the MongoDB PHP Driver on macOS with Homebrew

If you are using » Homebrew, the PHP tap includes formulae for installing the driver on various PHP versions.

For example, you might install the driver for PHP 7.0 using the following command:

$ brew tap homebrew/homebrew-php
$ brew install php70-mongodb

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givemeanthony at outlook dot com
1 year ago
You must first tap the PHP formula repository from terminal like so

    brew tap homebrew/php

in order to install PHP extensions like MongoDB via Homebrew.
After tapping the formula repository, install the MongoDB extension

    brew install phpxx-mongodb

where xx is the version number.
simon at programujem dot eu
10 months ago
The mongodb extension is also available for PHP 7.1, you can install it using similar command:

brew install php71-mongodb
haxpor at gmail dot com
11 months ago
No only just you install it via brew for correct version of php installed on your machine.

You have to set extension in php.ini too.

In case of macOS and php 5.6 installed.
I have to set


The correct path will show mongodb loaded on phpinfo.
amit dot clavax at gmail dot com
1 year ago
Below command work for me mac sierra os
brew install php55-mongodb
cristian dot carreno dot g at gmail dot com
5 months ago
For OS Sierra 10.12.6

PHP 5.6

brew tap homebrew/php
brew install php56-mongodb
avtrulzz at yahoo dot co dot in
1 year ago
The correct command for installation is using homebrew is
brew install homebrew/php/phpxx-mongodb

For ex. to install the driver for php5.6 use :
brew install homebrew/php/php55-mongodb
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