How to Install PHP 7 in CentOS 7

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Aaron Kili

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20 Responses

  1. Vince says:

    Thank you so much for your great article.

    I’m installing two PHP version 5.6 and 7, but when I enter php -v, it seems it only show 5.6. How can I use both of them?

    • Aaron Kili says:


      You can only view one PHP version on the command line, which is the default version. But you can run different sites using different PHP versions, which requires some configurations.

  2. Astarte says:

    Thank you so much it works perfectly ~ ^^

  3. Muhammed Yılmaz says:

    Thank you very much

  4. Roy says:

    I have a question, I did this on my VPS to work with php 7.1 for laravel. After everything went good, all my wordpress websites got an 502 gateway error. I immediately got the backup restored and got my sites back, but now the PHP version is back to the old 5.6.3 which is to low for my laravel thing.

    Is there any solution?

  5. sonia says:

    How to drop php 5.4?

    • Aaron Kili says:


      You can run following command to remove PHP completely.

      $ sudo yum -y remove php*
      # yum -y remove php*

      Then install the PHP version you want to use.

  6. Yanni says:

    Many thanks

  7. Bao Nam says:

    thank you so much

  8. Olin says:

    Thank you for your guides.

    You may want to clarify that this guide is for CentOS 7 without any PHP installed, and not an upgrade from PHP 5.4. Unfortunately, this article didn’t work for me, as I have CentOS 7.4.1708 with PHP 5.4.16 already installed.

  9. Kirill says:

    Thanks so much..

  10. yodle says:

    what about php-fpm ? to configure with nginx ?

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