Install php 5.6 on CentOS 7 using yum

Install php 56 on CentOS 7 using yum

In this tutorial, I will show how to install php 56 on CentOS 7 using yum.

Update the system

Firstly update the centos using the following command:

yum update -y

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Add EPEL repo

Now we will add epel repo using yum:

yum install -y epel-release

Add IUS repo

Now we will add IUS repo. Use the following command to add ius repo:

wget https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm
wget https://centos7.iuscommunity.org/ius-release.rpm
rpm -Uvh ius-release*.rpm
yum -y update

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Install php 56

Now we have added IUS repo now we can install php and some other dependencies:

yum -y install php56u php56u-opcache php56u-xml php56u-mcrypt php56u-gd php56u-devel php56u-mysql php56u-intl php56u-mbstring php56u-bcmath

Check php version

Now we have installed php let’s check the php version:

php -v
PHP 5.6.31 (cli) (built: Jul 7 2017 08:13:05)
Copyright (c) 1997-2016 The PHP Group
Zend Engine v2.6.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2016 Zend Technologies
with Zend OPcache v7.0.6-dev, Copyright (c) 1999-2016, by Zend Technologies

If you have any issues using this tutorial please feel free to comment below.

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