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HOWTO: Install PHP7 on CentOS 7

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This tutorial REPLACES PHP 5.X COMPLETELY. Do NOT use it if you want multiple PHP versions.

If you have REMI Repository you can skip this step.

Then enable Remi


yum --enablerepo=remi update remi-release

Now remove old PHP and install PHP7


service php-fpm stop
yum -y --enablerepo=remi install php70-php php70-php-pear php70-php-bcmath php70-php-pecl-jsond-devel php70-php-mysqlnd php70-php-gd php70-php-common php70-php-fpm php70-php-intl php70-php-cli php70-php php70-php-xml php70-php-opcache php70-php-pecl-apcu php70-php-pecl-jsond php70-php-pdo php70-php-gmp php70-php-process php70-php-pecl-imagick php70-php-devel php70-php-mbstring

Remove and re-link new PHP7


rm -f /usr/bin/php
ln -s /usr/bin/php70 /usr/bin/php

Test if we have PHP 7


php -v

Output should be (take note of PHP 7!!)


[root@tiny system]# php -v
PHP 7.0.9 (cli) (built: Jul 20 2016 16:58:48) ( NTS )
Copyright (c) 1997-2016 The PHP Group
Zend Engine v3.0.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2016 Zend Technologies
    with Zend OPcache v7.0.9, Copyright (c) 1999-2016, by Zend Technologies

Now open up new PHP-FPM.conf ( /etc/opt/remi/php70/php-fpm.conf ) file and change line 11 to:





service php70-php-fpm start

Remove old systemctl php-fpm and link to new one


rm -f /usr/lib/systemd/system/php-fpm.service
ln -s /usr/lib/systemd/system/php70-php-fpm.service /usr/lib/systemd/system/php-fpm.service

Reload systemctl daemon


systemctl daemon-reload

Restart web service (i use nginx)


service nginx restart




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