PHP GEOS is a PHP extension for geographic objects support, while RunCloud is a cloud server control panel designed for PHP applications. With PHP GEOS module installed on RunCloud, PHP applications can take advantage of geographic data and use the GEOS (Geometry Engine – Open Source) library to perform spatial operations.

In this blog post, I will show you how to install PHP GEOS module on RunCloud module.

1. Install the required development tools

Before installing the PHP GEOS module, make sure that the required development tools are installed on your Ubuntu server. You can install them by running the following command:

apt-get install autoconf

2. Install GEOS library
Next, download and install the latest GEOS (Geometry Engine – Open Source)

tar xvf geos-3.9.4.tar.bz2
cd geos-3.9.4/
make install

3. Install PHP GEOS module

Now, it’s time to install the PHP GEOS module. Follow the steps below to install it for PHP 8.2:

# Set module name

Download the latest module files

git clone
mv php-geos/ php-geos_PHP82

# make clean will always fail if you never compile it before
make clean
/RunCloud/Packages/php82rc/bin/phpize --clean
./configure --with-php-config=/RunCloud/Packages/php82rc/bin/php-config
make && make install

This will install in the correct php extension directory

4. Add the module to PHP.ini file
echo "extension=$" > /etc/php82rc/conf.d/$MODULE_NAME.ini

And finally restart the PHP FPM service
systemctl restart php82rc-fpm

It’s important to note that the above steps are specific to PHP 8.2. If you wish to install the module for a different version, you will need to modify the commands accordingly. For instance, you can replace PHP 8.2 with 8.1 with below changes:
Replace /RunCloud/Packages/php82rc/bin/phpize with /RunCloud/Packages/php81rc/bin/phpize, replace ./configure –with-php-config=/RunCloud/Packages/php82rc/bin/php-config with ./configure –with-php-config=/RunCloud/Packages/php81rc/bin/php-config, replace /etc/php82rc/conf.d/$MODULE_NAME.ini with /etc/php81rc/conf.d/$MODULE_NAME.ini, and replace systemctl restart php82rc-fpm with systemctl restart php81rc-fpm.

You can contact me if you need help with installing any custom modules on RunCloud control panel.