In this article, you will learn how to install the latest PHP version 8 on CentOS 8, RHEL 8 Linux distributions.
PHP is one of the most popular server-side scripting languages. Most of the websites on the internet are using PHP including Facebook, Yahoo, Wikipedia. There are many frameworks that are also built with PHP, like WordPress, Codeigniter, Laravel, etc.
Even this website is using PHP. This blog is built on the WordPress framework which is written in PHP.
So let’s go through the complete guide on how to install the latest stable release of PHP 8.0 on CentOS and REHL.
Installing PHP 8 on CentOS and RHEL
As PHP 8 is recently released so it is not available in the default repositories of various distributions. So you have to add the Remi-repository to get the latest PHP.
First of all, you have to install the Remi repository configuration package. This given command will also install yum-utils and enable the epel-release repository.
sudo dnf install dnf-utils http://rpms.remirepo.net/enterprise/remi-release-8.rpm
After adding the remi-repository, you can search for available PHP versions.
sudo dnf module list php
Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux Modular 8 - x86_64 32 kB/s | 98 kB 00:03 Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 8 - x86_64 549 kB/s | 8.4 MB 00:15 Remi's Modular repository for Enterprise Linux 8 - x86_64 331 kB/s | 697 kB 00:02 Safe Remi's RPM repository for Enterprise Linux 8 - x86_64 727 kB/s | 1.6 MB 00:02 CentOS-8 - AppStream Name Stream Profiles Summary php 7.2 [d] common [d], devel, minimal PHP scripting language php 7.3 common [d], devel, minimal PHP scripting language Remi's Modular repository for Enterprise Linux 8 - x86_64 Name Stream Profiles Summary php remi-7.2 common [d], devel, minimal PHP scripting language php remi-7.3 common [d], devel, minimal PHP scripting language php remi-7.4 common [d], devel, minimal PHP scripting language php remi-8.0 common [d], devel, minimal PHP scripting language Hint: [d]efault, [e]nabled, [x]disabled, [i]nstalled
You can see at the bottom, PHP 8 is available through the remi-repository. So if you already have PHP installed, then simply reset the module and enable the latest PHP 8.
sudo dnf module reset php sudo dnf module enable php:remi-8.0
Finally, to install PHP 8 in your Linux system, use the installation command.
sudo dnf install php
This will install the PHP 8 along with the required modules in your Linux distribution. To verify the installed version, use the php command.
Also, check out: How to install PHP 8 on Ubuntu 20.04 / Debian 10
Watch Video guide on YouTube
Additionally, You can also watch a step-by-step video guide on YouTube to get a better understanding of it.
So that’s it on how to install PHP 8 on CentOS and RHEL. Do subscribe to the LinuxH2O Youtube channel. Till then take care and keep enjoying Linux.