How to install PHP on a CentOS 7 VPS

In this tutorial we will explain how to install PHP on a CentOS 7 VPS.

What is PHP?

PHP is a recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor. PHP is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. It is also easy to learn and use. All the popular web applications like WordPress, Joomla and many more are written in PHP. If you want to be able to develop your websites using PHP, you must first install it first.

Installing PHP on a CentOS 7 VPS is pretty easy and straight forward procedure.

So, let’s start.

First, you will need to log in to your VPS as ROOT via SSH. Once you are in you can clean-up yum (this is not a necessary step but it won’t hurt). To do that just type: