Set up the Agentedit

Install the agent using one of the packages for supported platforms.

The agent supports PHP versions 7.2-7.4.

Using RPM package (RHEL/CentOS, Fedora)edit

rpm -ivh <package-file>.rpm

Using DEB package (Debian, Ubuntu)edit

dpkg -i <package-file>.deb

Using APK package (Alpine)edit

apk add --allow-untrusted <package-file>.apk

Build from sourceedit

If you can’t find your distribution, you can install the agent by building it from the source.

The agent is currently only available for a unix-like operating system.

  1. Download the agent source from
  2. Execute the following commands to build the agent and install it:
cd src/ext
CFLAGS="-std=gnu99" ./configure --enable-elastic_apm
make clean
sudo make install

Enable the extension by adding the following to your php.ini file:
elastic_apm.bootstrap_php_part_file=<repo root>/src/bootstrap_php_part.php

To work, the agent needs both the built and the downloaded source files. So if you would like to build on one machine and then deploy it on a different machine, you will need to copy both the built and the downloaded source files.