PHP7 was released this month, exciting! So how do you get ahold of it?

There are a couple of options available depending on what operating system you are running.

Automated Install

PuPHPet

The easiest way to get going with php7 is to head over to puphpet.com and configure a build. Unfortunately at the time of this writing the only available operating system is Ubuntu 14.04.

Manual

If you wish to install php7 yourself there are more options.

Ubuntu

Ondřej Surý has provided a great PPA for ubuntu since php5, it’s easy to use and provides good default configurations. At the time of this writing Mr. Surý’s PPA supports Ubuntu >= 14.04.

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ondrej/php-7.0
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install php7.0

CentOS

With CentOS >= 6.5 there are a couple of additional places to find PHP7.

Remi

PHP7 with extensions is available on the popular remi yum repository.

Example for CentOS 7
sudo rpm -Uvh http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/remi-release-7.rpm
sudo yum install --enablerepo=remi --enablerepo=remi-php70 php

Webtatic

Webtatic has PHP7 available for install for CentOS >= 6.7

Example for CentOS 7
sudo rpm -Uvh https://mirror.webtatic.com/yum/el7/webtatic-release.rpm
sudo yum install --enablerepo=remi --enablerepo=remi-php70 php

Example Configuration

The following example configurations setup php7 fpm, apache 2.4, and lumen.

Install PHP7

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ondrej/php-7.0
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install php7.0-fpm php7.0-common php7.0-intl

Composer

You need composer to get started.

curl -sS https://getcomposer.org/installer | sudo php -- --install-dir=/usr/local/bin --filename=composer

Lumen

Lumen is a “microframework” provided by the Laravel project.

composer create-project laravel/lumen /var/www/app --prefer-dist

php-fpm pool

listen = 127.0.0.1:9000

Apache vhost

Additional options and steps can be found here.

<VirtualHost *:80>
        ServerAdmin [email protected]
        DocumentRoot /var/www/app/public
        ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log
        CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined
        <Directory "/var/www/app/public">
                Order allow,deny
                Allow from all
                Require all granted
        </Directory>

        ProxyPassMatch ^/(.*\.php(/.*)?)$ fcgi://127.0.0.1:9000/var/www/app/public/$1
        DirectoryIndex /index.php index.php
</VirtualHost>

Vagrantfile

This is a sample vagrantfile I used to do the above.

Vagrant.configure(2) do |config|
  config.vm.box = "ubuntu/trusty64"
  config.vm.network "forwarded_port", guest: 80, host: 5555
  config.vm.network "private_network", ip: "192.168.33.10"
  config.vm.synced_folder "./app", "/var/www/app", type: "nfs"
  config.vm.provider "virtualbox" do |vb|
   vb.memory = "1024"
  end
end

I hope it helps :)