How To Install PHP 7.3 on CentOS 8

Install PHP 7.3 On CentOS 8

In this tutorial we will show you how to install and configuration of PHP 7.3 on your CentOS 8. For those of you who didn’t know, PHP (PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a server-side scripting language designed for web development but also used as a general-purpose programming language. PHP code is interpreted by a web server with a PHP processor module, which generates the resulting web page: PHP commands can be embedded directly into an HTML source document rather than calling an external file to process data.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple. I will show you through the step by step installation PHP 7.3 in CentOS 8 server.

Install PHP 7.3 On CentOS 8

Step 1. First you need to enable Remi and EPEL yum repositories on your system.

rpm -Uvh https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-8.noarch.rpm
yum install -y https://rpms.remirepo.net/enterprise/remi-release-8.rpm

Step 2. Installing PHP 7.3 in CentOS 8.

First, enable php:remi-7.3 module to install PHP 7.3 using the following command:

yum module enable php:remi-7.3

Now we can install PHP 7.3 and some common extensions for it. We’re also installing these extensions because you’ll find that many software like CMS (WordPress, Joomla etc) require these extensions from time to time, so it’s good to have them readily installed:

yum install php-dom php-simplexml php-ssh2 php-xml php-xmlreader php-curl php-date php-exif php-filter php-ftp php-gd php-hash php-iconv php-json php-libxml php-pecl-imagick php-mbstring php-mysqlnd php-openssl php-pcre php-posix php-sockets php-spl php-tokenizer php-zlib

Step 3. Verify Install PHP version.

Once it is completed, you can ensure that the latest stable release of PHP 7.3 is installed on your system by using the command:

# php -v

PHP 7.3.10 (cli) (built: Sep 24 2019 09:20:18) ( NTS )
Copyright (c) 1997-2018 The PHP Group
Zend Engine v3.3.10, Copyright (c) 1998-2018 Zend Technologies
    with Zend OPcache v7.3.10, Copyright (c) 1999-2018, by Zend Technologies

To test PHP, create a test file named info.php with he content below. Save the file, then browse to it to see if PHP is working:

nano /var/www/html/info.php
<?php
phpinfo();
?>

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed PHP 7. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing PHP 7.3 on your CentOS 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official PHP website.

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