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  1. Get the most recent (stable) PHP Version from


2. Extract the files

tar zxf php-x.x.x


3. Configure the installation

cd php-x.x.x
./configure -enable-fpm
make install



You might want to check all avaible options with

./configure --help


4. Set up the ini files:

cp php.ini-development /usr/local/php/php.ini
cp /usr/local/etc/php-fpm.conf.default /usr/local/etc/php-fpm.conf
cp sapi/fpm/php-fpm /usr/local/bin


5. Configure PHP and FPM

Locate "cgi.fix_pathinfo=" in /usr/local/php/php.ini and replace it with


(This prevents nginx from passign non existing files to the PHP-FPM)


6. Creating the FPM Config Pool

mkdir /etc/php-fpm.d
cp sapi/fpm/www.conf /etc/php-fpm.d/www.conf


7. Editing the default conf

Find and modify the following in the freshly copied www.conf:

; Unix user/group of processes
; Note: The user is mandatory. If the group is not set, the default user's group
;       will be used.
user = www-data
group = www-data


8. Start it



9. Configuring NGINX

Configure your nginx with these locations to test your installation (you might want to change your root directorys)

location / {
    root   html;
    index  index.php index.html index.htm;
location ~* \.php$ {
        root html;
        fastcgi_index   index.php;
    include         fastcgi_params;
    fastcgi_param   SCRIPT_FILENAME    $request_filename;
    fastcgi_param REQUEST_URI $uri?$args;
    fastcgi_param   SCRIPT_NAME        $fastcgi_script_name;


You can test it with the following php Code:




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  1. PHP-Version auslesen:

    php -v