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Im a bit of a newbie at server administration and I was wondering if I could get some tips on updating my PHP version.

When I first setup my server, I followed a tutorial and managed to get php 7.2 up and going, but now I want to update the php 7.4 and im not really sure how.

I'm running a CentOS 7 box, and I setup my original PHP using the following commands;

yum install yum-utils
yum install http://rpms.remirepo.net/enterprise/remi-release-7.rpm
yum-config-manager --enable remi-php72

yum install php72 php-cli php72-php-fpm php72-php-gd php72-php-json php72-php-mbstring php72-php-mysqlnd php72-php-xml php72-php-xmlrpc php72-php-opcache php72-php-zip php72-php-soap php72-php-bcmath php72-php-imagick

systemctl start php72-php-fpm
systemctl enable php72-php-fpm

There were some files edited as well, for instance;

/etc/opt/remi/php72/php.ini
/etc/opt/remi/php72/php-fpm.d/www.conf

Any help would be really greatly appreciated.

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Try this:

sudo yum -y install https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm
sudo yum -y install https://rpms.remirepo.net/enterprise/remi-release-7.rpm

Enable Remi and EPEL Repository Install both previously downloaded packages and enable Remi PHP 7 repo:

sudo yum -y install yum-utils
sudo yum-config-manager --enable remi-php74

sudo yum update
sudo yum install php php-cli

You can then install additional packages example:

sudo yum install php  php-cli php-fpm php-mysqlnd php-zip php-devel php-gd php-mcrypt php-mbstring php-curl php-xml php-pear php-bcmath php-json'

Now check the version php -v

You should be asked whether you would like to keep your php.ini file unchanged or not during the install.

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