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How to install PHP for nginx in Linux

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Use apt-get or yum to install PHP FPM.

[root@server1 ~]# yum install php-fpm


Add the following inside of the server block of the /etc/nginx/nginx.conf file.

location ~ \.php$ {
    try_files $uri =404;
    fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
    fastcgi_index index.php;
    include fastcgi_params;


Enable PHP, start PHP, and ensure PHP is active and running.

[root@server1 ~]# systemctl enable php-fpm
[root@server1 ~]# systemctl start php-fpm
[root@server1 ~]# systemctl status php-fpm


Create the phpinfo.php file in the document root of your web server.

[root@server1 ~]# touch /var/www/html/phpinfo.php


Add the following to the phpinfo.php file.



Navigate to, and the PHP info page should be displayed.


To serve index.php as one of your default documents, add index.php to the server block of your /etc/nginx/nginx.conf file. If you only want to server index.php as your default document, remove index.html.

. . .
server {
  listen       80 default_server;
  listen       [::]:80 default_server;
  root         /usr/share/nginx/html;
  index        index.html index.php;
. . .


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