Installing PHP 5.6 on CentOS 7

By default, PHP 5.4 is on the official software package repositories of CentOS 7. Since it has reached end of life, it is always recommended to install / upgrade to the latest version of PHP

Install and enable EPEL and Remi repository

By using the commands below, you can install the required repository.

yum install

yum install


install epel

install remi

Install yum-utils

This integrates with yum to enhance its default features, giving it more advanced package management options and also making it easier to use.

yum install yum-utils

Installing PHP

You can install PHP 5.6 with all needed modules as follows.

yum-config-manager --enable remi-php56

yum install php php-mcrypt php-cli php-gd php-curl php-mysql php-ldap php-zip php-fileinfo


install php56

Check PHP version after the installation

php -v

install phpver