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Installing php7-fpm with phpredis and xdebug extension on Ubuntu 14.04

Install php7.0-fpm

# remove php5 modules
apt-get autoremove --purge php5-*
# add php-7.0 source list by [Ondřej Surý](
add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php
# Update index
apt-get update
# Install php7.0-fpm with needed extensions
apt-get install php7.0-fpm php7.0-cli php7.0-common php7.0-json php7.0-opcache php7.0-mysql php7.0-phpdbg php7.0-mbstring php7.0-gd php7.0-imap php7.0-ldap php7.0-pgsql php7.0-pspell php7.0-recode php7.0-snmp php7.0-tidy php7.0-dev php7.0-intl php7.0-gd php7.0-curl php7.0-zip php7.0-xml

UPDATE 2016-03-10

As mentioned by @jackmcpickle php-redis can now be installed with apt-get install php-redis and should be equivalent to the manual installation below. After installation phpinfo() says: Redis-Version 2.2.8-devphp7

Same with xdebug. apt-get install php-xdebug will install the newly released stable version 2.4.0 that has php7 support.

So the manual installations below are not needed any longer.

Build phpredis extension

git clone
cd phpredis
git checkout php7
make && make install
cd ..
rm -rf phpredis

Activate phpredis extension in fpm and cli

echo "" > /etc/php/7.0/mods-available/redis.ini

ln -sf /etc/php/7.0/mods-available/redis.ini /etc/php/7.0/fpm/conf.d/20-redis.ini

ln -sf /etc/php/7.0/mods-available/redis.ini /etc/php/7.0/cli/conf.d/20-redis.ini

service php7.0-fpm restart

nginx vhost config

Replace unix:/var/run/php5-fpm.sock with unix:/var/run/php/php7.0-fpm.sock

service nginx restart

Install xdebug extension

# Download stable release of xdebug 2.4.0
wget -c ""
# Extract archive
tar -xf xdebug-2.4.0.tgz

cd xdebug-2.4.0/

# build extension
make && make install

Enable the extension:

echo "" > /etc/php/7.0/mods-available/xdebug.ini

ln -sf /etc/php/7.0/mods-available/xdebug.ini /etc/php/7.0/fpm/conf.d/20-xdebug.ini
ln -sf /etc/php/7.0/mods-available/xdebug.ini /etc/php/7.0/cli/conf.d/20-xdebug.ini

service php7.0-fpm restart

# Check it
php -m | grep -i xdebug

# should print:

Nice one! I've also added php7.0-curl when using Guzzle.

How to enable ZTS to support pthread in this installation?


hollodotme commented Jan 28, 2016

AFAIK for enabling ZTS you need to build php on your own.

Can anyone comment on the stability of php-redis in PHP7? It looks like they haven't released a stable build yet...


hollodotme commented Mar 2, 2016

Fixed ppa and mods-available path in redis section


hollodotme commented Mar 5, 2016

Added how to enable stable xdebug 2.4.0 extension

We're using php-redis with php7.0 and seems to be running ok.


hollodotme commented Mar 10, 2016

@tylermauthe Please see my update from 2016-03-10 above.
@jackmcpickle Thanks for sharing!

buenisimo muchas gracias por el aporte

helped me a lot. thank you so much!

For activating Redis extension with Apache2, I also had to do
sudo ln -sf /etc/php/7.0/mods-available/redis.ini /etc/php/7.0/apache2/conf.d/20-redis.ini

Nice one...thanks

Installing shared extensions: /usr/lib/php/20151012/
cp: cannot create regular file '/usr/lib/php/20151012/#INST@10102#': Permission denied
Makefile:87: recipe for target 'install-modules' failed
make: *** [install-modules] Error 1

sachind commented Jun 27, 2017

Thanks !

Panoptik commented Jul 6, 2017

Instead of creating symlinks manualy it would be better to use native tool phpenmod
phpenmod -v 7.0 redis

Installing shared extensions: /usr/lib/php/20151012/
cp: cannot create regular file '/usr/lib/php/20151012/#INST@10102#': Permission denied
Makefile:87: recipe for target 'install-modules' failed
make: *** [install-modules] Error 1

make && sudo make install

Thanks! That worked with PHP 7.1 too.

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