CentOS 7 Apache with PHP 7.1 and FCGId

Right, installing PHP 7.1 is simple, just get the Webtatic repo and install it

# rpm -Uvh https://mirror.webtatic.com/yum/el7/webtatic-release.rpm
# yum install -y mod_php71w php71w-cli php71w-common php71w-gd php71w-mbstring php71w-mcrypt php71w-mysqlnd php71w-xml php71w-opcache

If you want to use FCGId instead of mod_php install and configure FPM and mod_fcgid (make sure you remove mod_php71w from the previous command!)

# yum install -y php71w-fpm mod_fcgid
# chkconfig --levels 235 php-fpm on
# vi /etc/php-fpm.d/www.conf

and change the following

listen =
listen = /tmp/php5-fpm.sock

then we need to create some configuration and a wrapper script:

# vi /etc/httpd/conf.d/fcgid.conf

and add this to the end

<Directory /var/www/html/>
AddHandler fcgid-script .php
FCGIWrapper /etc/httpd/conf.d/wrapper .php
Options ExecCGI Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
AllowOverride None
Require all granted

you can change the webroot directory to where you server your pages from if it’s different. Then create the wrapper:

# vi /etc/httpd/conf.d/wrapper

and add the following

export PHPRC
exec /usr/bin/php-cgi

Nearly there! Final step

# vi /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf

and look for the DirectoryIndex variable, then add your php index files

DirectoryIndex index.php index.html index.htm

Then update the permissions and fire it all up

# chmod 777 /etc/httpd/conf.d/wrapper
# systemctl start php-fpm.service
# systemctl restart httpd.service


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