PHP MongoDB (Mongo Database) Driver Installation on Linux, UNIX, BSD and Mac OS X MongoDB PHP driver is very simple install on Linux, UNIX, BSD and Mac OS X. You need just PEAR (PHP Extension and Application Repository) with PECL repository. Normally PHP development (dev) package and PHP Pear package installation from package management system is enough to get PEAR working. Also go-pear.php script can be used.
Check that the PEAR and PECL are working with the following commands:
What is MongoDB? MongoDB (from “humongous”) is a scalable, high-performance, open source, schema-free, document-oriented database. Written in C++. MongoDB bridges the gap between key-value stores (which are fast and highly scalable) and traditional RDBMS systems (which provide structured schemas and powerful queries).
MongoDB is very interesting document-oriented database, because it has really awesome features:
Document-oriented storage (the simplicity and power of JSON-like data schemas) Dynamic queries Full index support, extending to inner-objects and embedded arrays Query profiling Fast, in-place updates Efficient storage of binary data large objects (e.