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How To Install PHP 7.4 on Rocky Linux 8

Install PHP 7.4 on Rocky Linux 8

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).
  • 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 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:

php -v


[root@idroot.us ~]# 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.

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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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