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Updating PHP manually on Linux systems

Disclaimer: before attempting to update the PHP version of your website we would highly recommend that you make a full backup of it, just in case anything goes wrong.

This guide is broken down into different parts that relate to common different distributions of Linux. It should be clarified that on any Linux distribution you can install PHP manually from source code, however the following list is focused around installation through packages.


Ubuntu / Linux Mint / Elementary OS / Zorin OS

Well maintained packages can be installed through the Ubuntu package manager. Check this page for further details

Debian / Deepin / MX Linux

Well maintained Debian packages exist for all recent PHP branches. Check this page for further details

openSUSE

Well maintained repositories exist for all major PHP branches. Check this page for further details

Red Hat / Fedora / CentOS

Well maintained repositories exist for all major PHP branches. Check this page for further details

Arch Linux / Antergos / Manjaro

Well maintained repositories exist for all major PHP branches. Check this page for further details

Solus

Solus has it's own package management solution and PHP can be installed via the eopkg comand. Check this page for further details


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Article last updated: 21st January, 2021