How To Install PHP 8 on Manjaro 20

Install PHP 8 on Manjaro 20

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install PHP 8 on Manjaro 20. For those of you who didn’t know, PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a popular server scripting language known for creating dynamic and interactive Web pages. PHP is a widely-used programming language on the Web.

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 through the step-by-step installation of the PHP 8 on a Manjaro 20 (Nibia).

Install PHP 8 on Manjaro 20 Nibia

Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, make sure that our system is up to date:

sudo pacman -Syu
sudo pacman -S hspell nuspell libvoikko

Step 2. Installing PHP 8 on Manjaro 20.

PHP packages are available in Arch repositories with the older versions and more recently available in AUR. Run the following command to install PHP 8:

yay -S php80

Another method, you can install PHP 8 using the following commands below:

git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/php80.git
cd php80
makepkg -Si

Step 3. Installing PHP 8 extensions on Manjaro.

To install PHP 8 extensions use the following command syntax:

yay -S php80-(extension)

Example:

yay -S php80-zts-fpm php80-zts-devel php80-redis

Step 3. Test PHP.

To test PHP, create a test file named info.php with the content below. Save the file, then browse to it to see if PHP is working:

nano /var/www/html/info.php

Paste the following code:

<?php
phpinfo();
?>

Try to access it at http://your_ip_address/info.php. If the PHP info page is rendered in your browser then everything looks good and you are ready to proceed further.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed PHP. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of PHP 8 on the Manjaro system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official PHP website.

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