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
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root user. We recommend acting as a
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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:
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.