In the RHEL 8 / CentOS 8 Linux systems, the way software is organized has changed: critical packages are now contained in the
BaseOs repository, while the
AppStream one contains multiple versions of some of the most common used applications and programming languages which are organized in modules, and updated independently of the distribution release cycle. This strategy has been adopted in order to avoid the problem of being stuck with a certain, too outdated or too recent release of a certain software.
In this tutorial you will learn:
- How to install PHP on RHEL 8 / CentOS 8
- What are software modules in RHEL 8 / CentOS 8
- How to install and switch between different versions of the PHP module