How To Install PHP 7.4 on AlmaLinux 8

Install PHP 7.4 on AlmaLinux 8

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install PHP 7.4 on AlmaLinux 8. For those of you who didn’t know, PHP is a popular general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited to web development.

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 and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of PHP 7.4 on an AlmaLinux 8. You can follow the same instructions for Rocky Linux.

Install PHP 7.4 on AlmaLinux 8

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

sudo dnf update

Step 2. Enable EPEL and Remi repository.

Added EPEL and Remi repository on AlmaLinux system:

rpm -Uvh
dnf install -y

Step 3. Installing PHP 7.4 on AlmaLinux 8.

Now we  install PHP 7.4 via the Remi repository using the following command below:

sudo dnf module reset php
sudo dnf module install php:remi-7.4


[ ~]# sudo dnf module install php:remi-7.4
Last metadata expiration check: 0:08:33 ago on Wed 20 May 2021 00:01:46 PM EST.
Dependencies resolved.
 Package                 Architecture     Version                       Repository              Size
 php                     x86_64           7.4.15-1.el8.remi             remi-modular           3.0 M
 php-cli                 x86_64           7.4.15-1.el8.remi             remi-modular           4.6 M
 php-common              x86_64           7.4.15-1.el8.remi             remi-modular           1.2 M
 php-fpm                 x86_64           7.4.15-1.el8.remi             remi-modular           1.6 M
 php-gd                  x86_64           7.4.15-1.el8.remi             remi-modular            93 k
 php-json                x86_64           7.4.15-1.el8.remi             remi-modular            76 k

For the Nginx web server, you need to install php-fpm, execute the following command to install PHP 7.4 FPM:

sudo apt install php-fpm

Once successfully installed, we can verify the version installed by running the php -v command:

php -v


[ ~]# php -v
PHP 7.4.18 (cli) (built: May  20 2021 00:09:10) ( NTS )
Copyright (c) The PHP Group
Zend Engine v3.4.0, Copyright (c) Zend Technologies
    with Zend OPcache v7.4.15, Copyright (c), by Zend Technologies

Congratulations! You have successfully installed PHP 7. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing PHP 7.4 on your AlmaLinux 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official PHP website.

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