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How to Install PHP 8 on Centos 8

Install PHP 8.0 on Centos 8

PHP is a popular general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited to web development.There are many frameworks that are also built with PHP, like WordPress, Codeigniter, Laravel, etc.

php 8.0 is released recently with many new features with numerous improvements and new features such as attributes, match expressions,Just-In-Time compilation (JIT),union types and much more. This article guides you how to install php8 on centos 8 server.

Also Read -> How to Install PHP 7.4 on Centos 8

Step 1: update packages

Make sure that your centos server having latest packages installed.

dnf update

Step 2: Install Remi repo

PHP 8 is recently released so it is not available in the default repositories and you need to install Remi repository.

dnf install https://rpms.remirepo.net/enterprise/remi-release-8.rpm

Then list the available PHP module streams.

dnf module list php

output:

Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux Modular 8 - x86_64                                                                                   14 kB/s |  98 kB     00:06
Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 8 - x86_64                                                                                          420 kB/s | 8.4 MB     00:20
Remi's Modular repository for Enterprise Linux 8 - x86_64                                                                               120 kB/s | 700 kB     00:05
Safe Remi's RPM repository for Enterprise Linux 8 - x86_64                                                                              244 kB/s | 1.6 MB     00:06
Last metadata expiration check: 0:00:02 ago on Sat 05 Dec 2020 02:21:41 AM EST.
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

Now you can reset the module and enable PHP 8.0 with following commands.

sudo dnf module reset php
sudo dnf module enable php:remi-8.0

Also Read -> How to Install JAVA 13 on Centos 8

Step 3: Install php

you can install PHP 8.0 as shown below.

sudo dnf install php

once php is installed, you can check version 

php -v

output:

PHP 8.0.0 (cli) (built: Nov 24 2020 17:04:03) ( NTS gcc x86_64 )
Copyright (c) The PHP Group
Zend Engine v4.0.0-dev, Copyright (c) Zend Technologies
with Zend OPcache v8.0.0, Copyright (c), by Zend Technologies

Then you can install required php extensions 

dnf install php-{common,mysqlnd,xml,xmlrpc,curl,gd,imagick,cli,imap,mbstring,opcache,soap,zip,intl,bcmath}

That's it.Now you have learned how to install php 8.0 on Centos 8 server.

Also Read -> How to Install Apache Maven on Centos 8



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