PHP & MySQL, Tutorials, Development

Installing php 7 on Mac

Setting up a mac to run php 7 instead of the default php 5.5. 

First install Homebrew if it’s not already installed.

/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL"

Then run these commands in terminal:

brew tap homebrew/dupes
brew tap homebrew/versions
brew tap homebrew/homebrew-php
brew install php70

Update the default php version terminal uses by opening your bash profile:

nano ~/.bash_profile

Set the PATH:

export PATH="/usr/local/sbin:$PATH"

Then press CTRL + x to save and exit.

Restart terminal and enter php -v to see the php version in use.


David Carr

David Carr

For the past 12 years, I’ve been developing applications for the web using mostly PHP. I do this for a living and love what I do as every day there is something new and exciting to learn.

In my spare time, the web development community is a big part of my life. Whether managing online programming groups and blogs or attending a conference, I find keeping involved helps me stay up to date. This is also my chance to give back to the community that helped me get started, a place I am proud to be apart of.

Besides programming I love spending time with friends and family and can often be found together going out catching the latest movie, staying in playing games on the sofa or planning a trip to someplace I’ve never been before.