So you have heard php7 is super fast and since you are a courious developer you want to try it out.
for this we will use a regular apache2 (not building form source) and mysql. We we build php 7.0.1 form source.
this has beeen tested on both ubuntu and debian based systems.
files for download: php7.zip
If the php version is newer that 7.0.1, just update git checkout PHP-7.0.1number in the ./build.sh file
before you start you might want to run the following command:
if you have built apache from source too, you might want to change the profix in build.sh file to /usr/local/apache2/bin/apxs. you can learn how to do that here
apt-get install apache2 apache2-dev mysql-server mysql-client
cd php-7-debian ./build.sh ./install.sh /usr/local/php7/bin/php -v
ln -s /usr/local/php7/bin/php /usr/bin/php
to be able to do php -v anywhere
Configuration files location:
/usr/local/php7/lib/php.ini /usr/local/php7/etc/php-fpm.conf /usr/local/php7/etc/php-fpm.d/www.conf /usr/local/php7/etc/conf.d/modules.ini /etc/init.d/php7-fpm
you may get some errors so try the following:
a2dismod mpm_event a2enmod mpm_prefork rewrite openssl php7
add ServerName localhost to /etc/apache2/apache2.conf
if you see php code and its not executed you might want to add
RewriteRule (.*\.php)s$ $1 [H=application/x-httpd-php-source]
This was done succesfully on a debian based system so if you have any questions, leave it in the comment section down below.
every time you might want to do service apache2 restart to see if the changes have worked
help from kasparsd github