Installing PHP-FPM

Throughout the following recipes, we will install the latest PHP 7.x version on Apache and NGINX. The current PHP-FastCGI Process Manager (PHP-FPM) will be installed through a third-party package. This recipe will show you how to do it.


PHP 7 is the latest version of the PHP stack. It's also known as PHP Next Generation (PHP NG) and PHP's answer to HHVM. Currently, it's two to three times faster than PHP 5.x.

The whole code base is rewritten and uses less memory. Lots of PHP functions are backward-compatible with the PHP 5.x code base, so upgrading to PHP 7 should be easy.

Getting ready

For this recipe, you will need a preinstalled Apache or NGINX setup. No other prerequisites are required.

How to do it...

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