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How to install PHP 7.4 on Amazon Linux 2

Dec 24, 2021 · 1 min read · Post a comment
How to install PHP 7.4 on Amazon Linux 2

Setting up a PHP environment for a PHP-based project on Amazon Linux 2 it’s a straightforward process and it can be achieved in a few steps. This tutorial is aimed to show you the steps for installing PHP 7.4 on Amazon Linux 2.

Prerequisites

  • Amazon Linux 2

Install PHP 7.4 on Amazon Linux 2

Step 1. Install the amazon-linux-extras package:

sudo yum install amazon-linux-extras

Step 2. Make sure that the PHP 7.4 is available:

sudo  amazon-linux-extras | grep php

Output:

php7.3                   available    \
php7.4                   available    [ =stable ]
php8.0                   available    [ =stable ]

Step 3. Enable PHP 7.4 package:

sudo amazon-linux-extras enable php7.4

Step 4. Install PHP 7.4 on Amazon Linux 2:

sudo yum install php php-{pear,cgi,common,curl,mbstring,gd,mysqlnd,gettext,bcmath,json,xml,fpm,intl,zip,imap}

Step 5. Verify the PHP version:

php --version

Output:

PHP 7.4.5 (cli)
Copyright (c) The PHP Group

Conclusion

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