Install PHP 7 on CentOS/RHEL 5/6/7

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The PHP development team announced the availability of the latest release of PHP 7 on Aug. 21, 2015. PHP development team fixes several bugs. To check list of bug fixes please refer this page.
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This article will provide help you to install PHP 7 on CentOS & RedHat Servers.

Install Yum Repository

First you need to install webtatic repositories to install PHP 7 on your system. Use the following command to install webtatic repository on your CentOS and RedHat systems.

CentOS/RHEL 7:
# rpm -Uvh http://repo.webtatic.com/yum/el7/webtatic-release.rpm
CentOS/RHEL 6:
# rpm -Uvh http://repo.webtatic.com/yum/el6/latest.rpm
CentOS/RHEL 5:
# rpm -Uvh http://repo.webtatic.com/yum/el5/latest.rpm

Install PHP 7

Use the following command to install PHP 7 on your system.

# yum install php70w

Verify PHP Version

Now use the following command to check php version on your system.

# php -v
PHP 7.0.0 (cli) (built: Dec  2 2015 20:42:32) ( NTS )
Copyright (c) 1997-2015 The PHP Group
Zend Engine v3.0.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2015 Zend Technologies

Find PHP Modules

To find out other available php modules use the following command.

# yum search php70w

Sample Output:

php70w.x86_64 : PHP scripting language for creating dynamic web sites
php70w-bcmath.x86_64 : A module for PHP applications for using the bcmath library
php70w-cli.x86_64 : Command-line interface for PHP
php70w-common.x86_64 : Common files for PHP
php70w-dba.x86_64 : A database abstraction layer module for PHP applications
php70w-devel.x86_64 : Files needed for building PHP extensions
php70w-embedded.x86_64 : PHP library for embedding in applications
php70w-enchant.x86_64 : Enchant spelling extension for PHP applications
php70w-fpm.x86_64 : PHP FastCGI Process Manager
php70w-gd.x86_64 : A module for PHP applications for using the gd graphics library
php70w-imap.x86_64 : A module for PHP applications that use IMAP
php70w-interbase.x86_64 : A module for PHP applications that use Interbase/Firebird databases
php70w-intl.x86_64 : Internationalization extension for PHP applications
php70w-ldap.x86_64 : A module for PHP applications that use LDAP
php70w-mbstring.x86_64 : A module for PHP applications which need multi-byte string handling
php70w-mcrypt.x86_64 : Standard PHP module provides mcrypt library support
php70w-mysql.x86_64 : A module for PHP applications that use MySQL databases
php70w-mysqlnd.x86_64 : A module for PHP applications that use MySQL databases
php70w-odbc.x86_64 : A module for PHP applications that use ODBC databases
php70w-opcache.x86_64 : An opcode cache Zend extension
php70w-pdo.x86_64 : A database access abstraction module for PHP applications
php70w-pdo_dblib.x86_64 : MSSQL database module for PHP
php70w-pear.noarch : PHP Extension and Application Repository framework
php70w-pgsql.x86_64 : A PostgreSQL database module for PHP
php70w-phpdbg.x86_64 : Interactive PHP debugger
php70w-process.x86_64 : Modules for PHP script using system process interfaces
php70w-pspell.x86_64 : A module for PHP applications for using pspell interfaces
php70w-recode.x86_64 : A module for PHP applications for using the recode library
php70w-snmp.x86_64 : A module for PHP applications that query SNMP-managed devices
php70w-soap.x86_64 : A module for PHP applications that use the SOAP protocol
php70w-tidy.x86_64 : Standard PHP module provides tidy library support
php70w-xml.x86_64 : A module for PHP applications which use XML
php70w-xmlrpc.x86_64 : A module for PHP applications which use the XML-RPC

Install PHP Modules

If you want to install any additional php modules based on your requirements installed as below:

# yum install php70w-common php70w-xml php70w-soap php70w-xmlrpc php70w-mysql
# yum install php70w-mbstring php70w-gd php70w-mcrypt

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