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Install PHP 8.1 on Amazon Linux 2

May 27, 2022 · 1 min read · Post a comment

If you want to hang out with the latest major update of PHP, then you should definitely try to install PHP 8.1 on Amazon Linux 2. Let’s do it.


  • Amazon Linux 2
  • sudo privileges

Install PHP 8.1 on Amazon Linux 2

Step 1. Make sure system packages up to date.

sudo yum update

Step 2. Add the Remi repo as a stable yum repo, mainly used for the PHP stacks.

sudo yum install
sudo yum install
sudo yum install yum-utils

Step 3. Enable PHP 8.1 version.

sudo yum-config-manager --disable 'remi-php*'
sudo yum-config-manager --enable remi-php81

Step 4. Install PHP 8.1.

sudo yum install php81

Step 5. Verify installation.

php81 -v


PHP 8.1.6 (cli) (built: May 11 2022 01:14:18) (NTS gcc x86_64)
Copyright (c) The PHP Group
Zend Engine v4.1.6, Copyright (c) Zend Technologies


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