Centos Update PHP To Version 7

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In my testlab, I needed to update my Centos 7 VM’s version of PHP to version 7, this is how I did it:

To Resolve:

  1. Run the following (Your mileage may vary):
sudo yum remove php-cli mod_php php-common

sudo yum update -y

systemctl stop httpd

rpm -Uvh http://rpms.remirepo.net/enterprise/remi-release-7.rpm
yum -y install yum-utils
yum update -y
yum-config-manager --enable remi-php71
yum -y install php php-opcache
yum -y install php-mysqlnd php-pdo

# didn't do:
# In the next step I will install some common PHP modules that are required by CMS Systems like Wordpress, Joomla, and Drupal:
# yum -y install php-gd php-ldap php-odbc php-pear php-xml php-xmlrpc php-mbstring php-soap curl curl-devel

systemctl start httpd
systemctl status httpd