Install PHP 8.1 Latest version in CWP control panel

by Sandeep B.

In this tutorial we’ll install most awaited php version in CWP control panel as php switcher. This easy guide will guide you upon how to install PHP 8 easily.

PHP 8.1 comes with numerous improvements and new features such as:

  • – Enumerations
  • – Readonly properties
  • – Fibers
  • – Pure Intersection Types
  • – never return type
  • – First-class Callable Syntax
  • – “final” modifier for class constants
  • – New fsync and fdatasync functions
  • – New array_is_list function
  • – Explicit Octal numeral notatio

PHP 8.1 will not support your current php scripts/cms/themes. Check before shifting to php 8.1.

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After you installed deps and exporting path variable continue to install php 8 with this steps :

mkdir -p /usr/local/php-81
cd /usr/local/php-81
wget http://php.net/distributions/php-8.1.0.tar.gz
tar zxvf php-8.1.0.tar.gz
cd php-8.1.0
./configure --with-config-file-path=/usr/local/php --enable-cgi --with-config-file-scan-dir=/usr/local/php/php.d --with-zlib=/usr --enable-mbstring --with-zip --enable-bcmath --enable-pcntl --enable-ftp --enable-exif --enable-calendar --enable-sysvmsg --enable-sysvsem --enable-sysvshm --with-tidy --with-curl --with-iconv --with-gmp --with-pspell --enable-gd --with-jpeg --with-freetype --enable-gd-jis-conv --with-webp --with-zlib-dir=/usr --with-xpm --with-openssl --with-pdo-mysql=mysqlnd --with-gettext=/usr --with-bz2=/usr --with-mysqli --enable-soap --enable-phar --with-xsl --with-kerberos --enable-posix --enable-sockets --with-external-pcre --with-libdir=lib64 --with-mysql-sock=/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock --enable-intl --with-password-argon2 --enable-litespeed --with-ldap=/usr --with-ldap-sasl=/usr  
make
make install

it will take some time depends on your server speed when it is finished you can check the php version via command :

php -v

eg :

# php -v
PHP 8.1.0 (cli) (built: Nov 25 2021 11:09:47) ( NTS )
Copyright (c) The PHP Group
Zend Engine v4.0.0-dev, Copyright (c) Zend Technologies

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