How To Install PHP 7.4 on CentOS 7

Install PHP 7.4 on CentOS 7

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configuration of PHP 7.4 on CentOS 7. 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 the step-by-step installation of PHP 7.4 on the CentOS 7 Linux server.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 7.
  • 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 CentOS 7

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

sudo yum -y update
sudo yum -y install yum-utils

Step 2. Add EPEL and REMI Repository.

Run the commands below to add required repositories:

yum -y install https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm
yum -y install https://rpms.remirepo.net/enterprise/remi-release-7.rpm

Step 3. Installing PHP 7.4 on CentOS 7.

Run the following command below to enable PHP 7.4 Remi repository:

sudo yum-config-manager --enable remi-php74

Then, install PHP 7.4 on CentOS 7 using the following command below:

sudo yum update
sudo yum install php php-cli

You may also need to install additional PHP modules based on your application requirements. Use the next command to install additional packages:

sudo yum install php php-cli php-fpm php-mysqlnd php-zip php-devel php-gd php-mcrypt php-mbstring php-curl php-xml php-pear php-bcmath php-json

To check the version of the PHP uses the following command:

php -v

To view enabled modules, run:

php --modules

Step 4. Test PHP Installation.

To test PHP functionality create a phpinfo.php file in /var/www/html with following contents:


Next, open with the web browser: http://your-server-ip-address/phpinfo.php

Congratulations! You have successfully installed PHP 7. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing PHP 7.4 on your CentOS 7 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 idroot.us, 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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