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Install PHP 7.2, 7.3 or 7.4 on Amazon Ec2

Wesley Wesley 1 year

In today's blog post we are going to install PHP into our Amazon Linux ec2 cloud server. This tutorial works for

  • php 7.2
  • php 7.3
  • php 7.4

Amazon Linux is an operating system designed to provide a stable, secure, and high-performance execution environment for applications running on Amazon EC2.

Let's get started with confirming that the amazon-linux-extras packages are installed.

which amazon-linux-extras

If this comment doesn't return any output, you can install the extra packages with the following command.

sudo yum install -y amazon-linux-extras

Now let's confirm that PHP is available on the ec2 Linux server.

sudo  amazon-linux-extras | grep php
15  php7.2                   available    \
17  lamp-mariadb10.2-php7.2  available    \
31  php7.3                   available    \
42  php7.4                   available    [ =stable ]

As we can see in the output, all PHP 7 packages are available. Now we can enable the PHP package that we want to install on our ec2 Amazon Linux server.

sudo amazon-linux-extras disable php7.2
sudo amazon-linux-extras disable php7.3
sudo amazon-linux-extras enable php7.4

// Make sure to disable the packages that you don't want

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

Make sure to accept the installation of PHP 7 packages on Amazon Linux 2.

Dependencies Resolved

 Package                                Arch                      Version                                    Repository                            Size
 php                                    x86_64                    7.4.5-1.amzn2                              amzn2extra-php7.4                    3.2 M
 php-bcmath                             x86_64                    7.4.5-1.amzn2                              amzn2extra-php7.4                     68 k
 php-cli                                x86_64                    7.4.5-1.amzn2                              amzn2extra-php7.4                    4.9 M
 php-common                             x86_64                    7.4.5-1.amzn2                              amzn2extra-php7.4                    1.1 M
 php-fpm                                x86_64                    7.4.5-1.amzn2                              amzn2extra-php7.4                    1.7 M
 php-gd                                 x86_64                    7.4.5-1.amzn2                              amzn2extra-php7.4                    180 k
 php-intl                               x86_64                    7.4.5-1.amzn2                              amzn2extra-php7.4                    221 k
 php-json                               x86_64                    7.4.5-1.amzn2                              amzn2extra-php7.4                     70 k
 php-mbstring                           x86_64                    7.4.5-1.amzn2                              amzn2extra-php7.4                    511 k
 php-mysqlnd                            x86_64                    7.4.5-1.amzn2                              amzn2extra-php7.4                    238 k
 php-pear                               noarch                    1:1.10.7-3.amzn2.0.1                       amzn2-core                           354 k
 php-xml                                x86_64                    7.4.5-1.amzn2                              amzn2extra-php7.4                    198 k
Installing for dependencies:
 apr                                    x86_64                    1.6.3-5.amzn2.0.2                          amzn2-core                           118 k
 apr-util                               x86_64                    1.6.1-5.amzn2.0.2                          amzn2-core                            99 k
 apr-util-bdb                           x86_64                    1.6.1-5.amzn2.0.2                          amzn2-core                            19 k
 generic-logos-httpd                    noarch                    18.0.0-4.amzn2                             amzn2-core                            19 k
 httpd                                  x86_64                    2.4.43-1.amzn2                             amzn2-core                           1.3 M
 httpd-filesystem                       noarch                    2.4.43-1.amzn2                             amzn2-core                            23 k
 httpd-tools                            x86_64                    2.4.43-1.amzn2                             amzn2-core                            87 k
 libxslt                                x86_64                    1.1.28-5.amzn2.0.2                         amzn2-core                           243 k
 libzip                                 x86_64                    1.3.2-1.amzn2.0.1                          amzn2-core                            62 k
 mailcap                                noarch                    2.1.41-2.amzn2                             amzn2-core                            31 k
 mod_http2                              x86_64                    1.15.3-2.amzn2                             amzn2-core                           146 k
 oniguruma                              x86_64                    5.9.6-1.amzn2.0.3                          amzn2-core                           127 k
 php-pdo                                x86_64                    7.4.5-1.amzn2                              amzn2extra-php7.4                    133 k
 php-process                            x86_64                    7.4.5-1.amzn2                              amzn2extra-php7.4                     88 k

Transaction Summary
Install  12 Packages (+14 Dependent packages)

Total download size: 15 M
Installed size: 61 M
Is this ok [y/d/N]: y

After the installation of PHP has been completed, you can check the PHP version with the following command.

php --version
PHP 7.4.5 (cli) (built: Apr 23 2020 00:10:21) ( NTS )
Copyright (c) The PHP Group
Zend Engine v3.4.0, Copyright (c) Zend Technologies

PHP has been installed and you are good to go.

Install PHP 7.2, 7.3 or 7.4 on Amazon Ec2 2021-09-09 12:01:29

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