How to upgrade PHP 5.4 to 7.0+ on LEMP stack on CentOS

Posted May 3, 2017 6.6k views

How do I upgrade PHP to 5.6+, preferable PHP 7 on a LEMP stack on CentOS

tried several guides online and cant seem to find one that works..
Used this guide to install LEMP:

also tried :

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What issues are you running in to when trying to upgrade versions?

Upgrading PHP, or any software, often requires full removal of the existing packages to prevent the potential for package conflicts. More often than not, if you miss just one package, you’ll still end up hitting a wall with a package conflict.

I primarily use Ubuntu, and I find apt (or apt-get) to make the process a little easier, though it’s not really all that different with yum and/or dnf.

I can not pinpoint anything yet as of now since I deleted or restored my droplet again so my log files are gone.. I will do it again..

I will redo it again and post the details.

Im very sorry for the late reply @jtittle I resetted it and was having toruble with sessions but after days of work I finally got it working ?

Do you work for DigitalOcean or just a good samaritan? so far you have been very helpful.

Thx for the reply anyways and I suspect I might need your expertise in the future.

  • @darknite

    I don’t work for them, yet ;) (it’s in the works – hoping it pans out!). I just try to help where and when I can.

    Feel free to @ tag me if you happen to run in to any other issues. I’ll always do my best to help.

    • hi @darknite @jtittle1 ,
      1.could you plz tell what are all the problems i ll face if i upgrade php5.4 to php 7?

      1. can i run php7 programs ( i hv used mysqli functions in a program) without upgrading to version 7 by using existing php 5.4? thanks in advance…