Tuesday, 29 October 2019

How to Install PHP 7.3 Latest Version on CentOS 7



PHP is free and open source programming language. It is widely used Linux based system for web application developments. PHP 5.4.xx packages are available in CentOS 7 base/default repositories which are old versions and about to end of life. 
This article describes How to Install PHP 7.x on CentOS 7 from other third party repositories.

Step 1. Setup Remi Repository: Follow the article Howto install Remi Repository on CentOS 7 to install latest version of PHP.

Step 2. List the packages: Run the following command to list out PHP versions:

[root@linuxcnf ~]# yum list --enablerepo=remi-php73 php
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks
…………………….
Available Packages
php.x86_64                                                                  7.3.11-1.el7.remi                                                              remi-php73
[root@linuxcnf ~]#

Here, the latest version 7.3 is available in the repository.

Step 2. Package Installation: Run the following command to install PHP 5.4 package and its dependencies:

[root@linuxcnf ~]# yum install --enablerepo=remi-php73 php
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks
………………………..
Installed:
  php.x86_64 0:7.3.11-1.el7.remi

Dependency Installed:
  libargon2.x86_64 0:20161029-3.el7      php-cli.x86_64 0:7.3.11-1.el7.remi      php-common.x86_64 0:7.3.11-1.el7.remi      php-json.x86_64 0:7.3.11-1.el7.remi

Complete!
[root@linuxcnf ~]#

Step 3. Verify the installation: Run the following command to verify the installation:

[root@linuxcnf ~]# php --version
PHP 7.3.11 (cli) (built: Oct 22 2019 08:11:04) ( NTS )
Copyright (c) 1997-2018 The PHP Group
Zend Engine v3.3.11, Copyright (c) 1998-2018 Zend Technologies
[root@linuxcnf ~]#


Done!!! PHP 7.3 latest version is installed successfully.

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