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How to Install Apache and PHP 7 on CentOS, RHEL and Fedora Systems

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Written by Santosh Prasad

If you are planning to setup a PHP application with Apache web server this article will help to install Apache web server and PHP on your CentOS, RHEL and Fedora systems.

In this article I will show how you can install PHP 7 and Apache on CentOS, RHEL and Fedora systems.

Install Apache and PHP 7

Follow the below steps to install Apache and PHP 7 on CentOS, RHEL and Fedora systems.

Step #1 : Install EPEL and REMI Repository

First of all install required repository to install apache and php 7.

On CentOS 7 and RHEL 7

# rpm -Uvh https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm
# rpm -Uvh http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/remi-release-7.rpm

On CentOS 6 and RHEL 6

# rpm -Uvh https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-6.noarch.rpm
# rpm -Uvh http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/remi-release-6.rpm

On Fedora 26

# sudo dnf install http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm 
# sudo dnf install http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm
# sudo dnf install http://rpms.famillecollet.com/fedora/remi-release-26.rpm

On Fedora 25
# sudo dnf install http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm 
# sudo dnf install http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm
# sudo dnf install http://rpms.famillecollet.com/fedora/remi-release-25.rpm

On Fedora 24

# sudo dnf install http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm 
# sudo dnf install http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm
# sudo dnf install http://rpms.famillecollet.com/fedora/remi-release-24.rpm

Step #2 : Install Apache and PHP 7

Once enabling the required repository on your system, now install apache and PHP 7 on your system. Follow the below command to install apache and php.

On CentOS and RHEL

$ sudo yum --enablerepo=remi,remi-php71 install httpd php php-common

On Fedora 26

$ sudo dnf --enablerepo=remi install httpd php php-common

On Fedora 25/24

# sudo dnf --enablerepo=remi --enablerepo=remi-php71 install httpd php php-common

Step #3 : Install PHP Modules

To setup a php application you will need to install required PHP modules for your application. Follow the below command to install php modules.

On CentOS and RHEL

# sudo yum --enablerepo=remi,remi-php71 install php-cli php-pear php-pdo php-mysqlnd php-pgsql php-gd php-mbstring php-mcrypt php-xml

On Fedora 26

# sudo dnf  --enablerepo=remi install php-cli php-pear php-pdo php-mysqlnd php-gd php-mbstring php-mcrypt php-xml

On Fedora 25/24

# sudo dnf --enablerepo=remi --enablerepo=remi-php71 install php-cli php-pear php-pdo php-gd php-mbstring php-mcrypt php-xml

Step #4 : Restart Apache Service

After installing PHP, PHP modules and Apache web server now restart the apache web service and enable to auto start at boot time.

For CentOS/RHEL 7 and Fedora 26/25/24

# sudo systemctl start httpd.service 
# sudo systemctl enable httpd.service

For CentOS/RHEL 6

# service httpd start 
# chkconfig --levels 235 httpd on

Congratulation!, you have successfully configured php application on CentOS, RHEL and Fedora system.

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