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

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.

best of luck.

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.

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