PHP 7 installation through Yum Repo on Centos or RHEL and Fedora

In January 2016, released new latest version of PHP. This Version comes with new Zend Engine and lots of new features. Here in this articles , I will show you installation  via remi repository . Now will use in new version of php 7 version and provide good functionality for clients.

Features of PHP 7 

Here are some features of PHP 7 , which makes php 7 is different from older version .

  • PHP 7 is twice faster than PHP 5.6 Version.
  • Return and Scaler Type Declarations
  • Anonymous function support
  • 64-bit support
  • Fatal errors are now change as Exceptions
  • Removal of old and unsupported SAPIs and extensions
  • The null coalesce operator (??)

STEP 1: Configure Remi Repository

For Configure REMI Repository on your Server operating system , you can follow in below link for installation of remi repo.

Install Remi Repository on CentOs or Red Hat / Fedora

After installation of this repositories on your server then we will go through on our next steps to install php 7 Version and its module installation , if needed.

STEP 2 : Search PHP Packages

PHP 7 available in remi package list , you can  check through below command .

# yum list php7*


# yum search php7*

STEP 3 : Install latest php package

Find the latest php package and install it on the system. you can filter other php related software and install it according to your need.
# yum install php74 -y
PHP 7 Version On CentOS 8

STEP 4 : Verify PHP Version

[[email protected]]# php74 -v
PHP 7.4.4 (cli) (built: Mar 17 2020 10:40:21) ( NTS )
Copyright (c) The PHP Group
Zend Engine v3.4.0, Copyright (c) Zend Technologies


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