How To Install PHP 7.4, 7.3, 7.2, 7.1 on CentOS/RHEL 7/6

The PHP Version 7.4.0 has been released on November 28, 2019. PHP 7.4 comes with a remarkable amount of new features. This version is RPM are available in the remi-php74 repository and we are using Remi and EPEL yum repositories for installing required packages. You can also check more features in the PHP official site.

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In this article, we will help you to install PHP 7.4, 7.3, 7.2, 7.1 on CentOS/RHEL 7/6.

Configure Yum Repository

First, you need to install Remi and EPEL yum repositories on your system. Use the following command to install EPEL and Remi repository in your system.

# yum install epel-release

Use the following command based on your system

## For CentOS/RHEL 6 ##
# rpm -Uvh http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/remi-release-6.rpm
## For CentOS/RHEL 7 ##
# rpm -Uvh http://rpms.remirepo.net/enterprise/remi-release-7.rpm

Install PHP 7

Now, your system is ready for the PHP 7 installation. Use one of the following commands to install PHP 7.4 or PHP 7.3 or PHP 7.2 or PHP 7.1 on your system based on your requirements.

## Install PHP 7.4 ##

# yum --enablerepo=remi-php74 install php

## Install PHP 7.3 ##

# yum --enablerepo=remi-php73 install php

## Install PHP 7.2 ##

# yum --enablerepo=remi-php72 install php

## Install PHP 7.1 ##

# yum --enablerepo=remi-php71 install php

I have installed PHP 7.4 on my system. Now you are ready to run the following command to check PHP version on my system.

# php -v
PHP 7.4.5 (cli) (built: Apr 14 2020 12:54:33) ( NTS )
Copyright (c) The PHP Group
Zend Engine v3.4.0, Copyright (c) Zend Technologies
    with Zend OPcache v7.4.5, Copyright (c), by Zend Technologies

Install PHP Modules

You may also need to install additional PHP modules based on your application requirements. Below command will install some more useful PHP modules.

## Install PHP 7.4 ##

# yum --enablerepo=remi-php74 install php-xml php-soap php-xmlrpc php-mbstring php-json php-gd php-mcrypt

## Install PHP 7.3 ##

# yum --enablerepo=remi-php73 install php-xml php-soap php-xmlrpc php-mbstring php-json php-gd php-mcrypt

## Install PHP 7.2 ##

# yum --enablerepo=remi-php72 install php-xml php-soap php-xmlrpc php-mbstring php-json php-gd php-mcrypt

## Install PHP 7.1 ##

# yum --enablerepo=remi-php71 install php-xml php-soap php-xmlrpc php-mbstring php-json php-gd php-mcrypt

You can run the following command to search other available PHP modules under configured yum repositories. Below example command search for all modules for PHP 7.3.

# yum --enablerepo=remi-php74 search php | grep php74
* remi-php74: mirror.innosol.asia
php74.x86_64 : Package that installs PHP 7.4
php74-php.x86_64 : PHP scripting language for creating dynamic web sites
php74-php-bcmath.x86_64 : A module for PHP applications for using the bcmath
php74-php-brotli.x86_64 : Brotli Extension for PHP
php74-php-cli.x86_64 : Command-line interface for PHP
php74-php-common.x86_64 : Common files for PHP
php74-php-componere.x86_64 : Composing PHP classes at runtime
php74-php-dba.x86_64 : A database abstraction layer module for PHP applications
php74-php-dbg.x86_64 : The interactive PHP debugger
php74-php-devel.x86_64 : Files needed for building PHP extensions
php74-php-embedded.x86_64 : PHP library for embedding in applications
php74-php-enchant.x86_64 : Enchant spelling extension for PHP applications
...
...

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