Install PHP from prebuilt packages on FreeBSD with Lighttpd and MongoDB

Installing PHP on FreeBSD

sudo pkg install php71

Install Lighttpd server

Install MongoDB

Development on localhost using built-in web server

If you're developing PHP applications on your local workstation, PHP also has a useful built-in web server for localhost development. It is not intended to be used for production environments.

Inside your project folder you can run it from the command line using PHP CLI SAPI:

php -S localhost:8000

Visit http://localhost:8000/ in your browser to access it.