How To Install PHP 7.4 on CentOS Stream 9

Install PHP 7.4 on CentOS Stream 9

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install PHP 7.4 on CentOS 9 Stream. For those of you who didn’t know, PHP, a recursive acronym for PHP Hypertext Preprocessor, is a popular server-side scripting language used in web development for creating powerful and dynamic websites. The PHP Version 7.4.0 has been released for the developers, and users interested in running it in production. The official release date for GA was November 28, 2019.

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 CentOS 9 Stream.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 9 Stream.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues
  • 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 Stream 9

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

sudo dnf update

Step 2. Installing the PHP 7.4 on CentOS 9 Stream.

By default, PHP is not available on the CentOS 9 Stream base repository. Now run the following command to add EPEL and Remi third-party repository:

rpm -Uvh https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-9.noarch.rpm

Next, install the Remi repository by using the below command:

sudo dnf install https://rpms.remirepo.net/enterprise/remi-release-9.rpm

After that, enable the module stream for PHP 7.4:

sudo dnf module enable php:remi-7.4

Once the PHP Remi-7.4 module has been enabled, you can then proceed and install PHP using the command below:

sudo dnf install php php-cli php-common

Step 3. Verify Install PHP version.

Once successfully installed, you can ensure that the latest stable release of PHP 7.4 is installed on your system by using the command:

php -v

Congratulations! You have successfully installed PHP. Thanks for using this tutorial to install PHP 7.4 on CentOS 9. 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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