In this article, you will learn how to install PHP 7.4 on CentOS 8 Linux.
Step 1: Add EPEL and Remi Repositories
To get started, you need to add EPEL & Remi repository from where you will be able to install PHP 7.4 on CentOS 8 Linux.
To install and enable the EPEL repository on CentOS 8, execute the following dnf command.
# dnf install https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-8.noarch.rpm
To confirm the presence of the EPEL repository, run the following rpm command.
Install EPEL Repo on CentOS 8
# rpm -qa | grep epel
Confirm EPEL Installation
Next, run the command below to add the Remi repository.
# dnf install https://rpms.remirepo.net/enterprise/remi-release-8.rpm
Install Remi Repo on CentOS 8
Once again, to verify the existence of the Remi repository, run the command.
# rpm -qa | grep remi
Confirm Remi Repo Installation
Upon successful addition of EPEL and Remi repositories, execute the command below to get a list of available PHP module streams.
# dnf module list php
List PHP Modules
From the output above, remi-7.4 is the latest PHP stream, and therefore we are going to enable the module stream as shown below.
# dnf module enable php:remi-7.4
Enable PHP Remi Stream
Once the PHP remi-7.4 module has been enabled, you can then proceed and install PHP using the command below. This will also install a host of other packages such as Apache and Nginx modules.
# dnf install php php-cli php-common
Install PHP on CentOS 8
To check the version of PHP installed, run the command.
# php -v
Verify PHP Installed Version
From the output, we can clearly see that we have installed PHP version 7.4! You can now proceed to test and deploy your applications using PHP. And that’s just about it for now. We do hope you found this guide helpful.