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How To Install PHP 7 on Plesk 12.5

Difficulty: Beginner


  • Root access to your Plesk server


This article shows you how to select PHP 7 for your Plesk 12.5 based Linux server. PHP 7 was officially released on the 3rd of December 2015 and offers significant performance increases for existing PHP based platforms. We have an overview of all the new features available here .

Conetix will also be rolling out PHP 7 to all shared hosting platforms over the next few days.


  1. Login to your VPS as the root user.
  2. Run the Plesk Autoinstaller to select the PHP7 package:
    plesk sbin autoinstaller --select-release-id PLESK_12_5_30  --install-component php7.0
  3. To select it for one of your websites, login to the Plesk Control Panel.
  4. Select the website you want to upgrade, then select PHP Settings:
    Plesk 12.5 - PHP Settings
  5. Select PHP 7 from the dropdown, then click OK to save and apply the settings:
    Plesk 12.5 - Select PHP 7
  6. Test your website thoroughly to ensure that it's compatible with PHP 7.

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