In this tutorial, we will show you how to install PHP 7.4 on Rocky Linux 8. For those of you who didn’t know, PHP is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. It is the core of most blogging systems such as WordPress, Drupal, and much 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 Rocky Linux. 8.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: 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).
non-root sudo useror 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 Rocky Linux 8
Step 1. The first step is to update your system to the latest version of the package list. To do so, run the following commands:
sudo dnf check-update sudo dnf update
Step 2. Installing PHP 7.4 on Rocky Linux 8.
By default, PHP 7.4 is not available on Rocky Linux 8 base repository. Now run the following command below to add Remi repository to your system:
rpm -Uvh https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-8.noarch.rpm
Next, install the Remi repository by using the below command:
sudo dnf install https://rpms.remirepo.net/enterprise/remi-release-8.rpm
To get a list of all the PHP modules, run the command:
sudo dnf module list php
Finally, install PHP 7.4 via the Remi repository using the following command below:
sudo dnf install php php-zip php-intl php-mysqlnd php-dom php-simplexml php-xml php-xmlreader php-curl php-exif php-ftp php-gd php-json php-mbstring php-posix
Step 3. Verify the PHP Version.
Once successfully installed PHP, check the PHP version:
[firstname.lastname@example.org ~]# php -v PHP 7.4.19 (cli) (built: Apr 4 2022 15:06:46) ( NTS ) Copyright (c) The PHP Group Zend Engine v3.4.0, Copyright (c) Zend Technologies with Zend OPcache v7.4.19, Copyright (c), by Zend Technologies
Congratulations! You have successfully installed PHP. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing PHP 7.4 on your Rocky Linux 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official PHP website.