How to install wkhtmltopdf plugin on different servers


Introduction :

This document will guide you to install wkhtmltopdf on your server.

Wkhtmltopdf is an open source simple and much effective command-line shell utility that enables user to convert any given HTML (Web Page) to PDF document or an image (jpg, png, etc).

It uses WebKit rendering layout engine to convert HTML pages to PDF document without losing the quality of the pages. Its is really very useful and trustworthy solution for creating and storing snapshots of web pages in real-time.

1. Linux Distros

Follow the below steps to install wkhtmltopdf on your server.

For Alma Linux 9, Rocky9 and RHEL9

Install different fonts to support wkhtmltopdf.

yum install -y xorg-x11-fonts-75dpi xorg-x11-fonts-Type1 libpng libjpeg openssl icu libX11 libXext libXrender xorg-x11-fonts-Type1 xorg-x11-fonts-75dpi

Download the rpm package from github


Install the package.

sudo dnf install ./wkhtmltox-

For Ubuntu 18.04, 20.04 and Debain

For Ubuntu 18.04, 20.04 and Debian type the below command, it will install the package along with all the required fonts.

apt-get -y install wkhtmltopdf

For Ubuntu 22.04

For Ubuntu 22.04 run the below commands to install the package.

echo "deb focal-security main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/focal-security.list
apt-get update
apt install libssl1.1 -y
dpkg -i wkhtmltox_0.12.6-1.focal_amd64.deb
apt --fix-broken install -y

2. Windows Servers

Follow the below procedure to install wkhtmltopdf plugin on windows server with IIS or Apache webserver.

  • Click Here to download 64-bit wkhtmltopdf-0.12.6-1.exe installer file.

  • Run the downloaded wkhtmltopdf-0.12.6-1.exe installer.

  • Click I Agree on the license agreement screen.

  • Specify the installation destination folder or leave it as default location and click Install

  • When installation is complete, click the Close button.

  • Now copy wkhtmltox.dll located at C:\Program Files\wkhtmltopdf\bin and paste it in C:\php8.1\ext (C:\php8.1\ext - incase of Apache)

  • Update the Environmet variable for wkhtmltopdf.