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. It is the core of most blogging systems such as WordPress, Drupal, Magento, and many more.

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 the step-by-step installation of PHP 7.4 on an AlmaLinux 8. You can follow the same instructions for Rocky Linux.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: AlamLinux 8 or Rocky Linux 8.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

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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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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