In this php composer tutorial lets install php composer so we can start using this awesome package manager for modern php development.

Also, and just in case there’s confusion about this:

  • Composer has an official GUI installer for Windows and a copy and paste command-line installation procedure for all platforms.
  • Composer can be run locally and its output just uploaded elsewhere. You don’t need SSH in your shared hosting.
  • The command needed to install a library can be copied and pasted from the package web site—even if the package maintainer didn’t care to document it, packagist.org generates it by default.

Composer is not perfect and it doesn’t suit all use cases but, when it comes to installing a library that relies on it, it’s undoubtedly the best alternative and it’s a fairly decent one.