PHP 7.3.7: Downloads, Changelog, News

Release Information

PHP Version
PHP 7.3
Release Date
Release Type
Bug Fix Release
Release Status
EOL, Use PHP 7.3.33
Branch Status

PHP 7.3 reached EOL on , and all releases of this version no longer receive security or bug fixes. Using PHP 7.3.7 is not recommended. PHP 7.3.33 is the latest version in the series.


Source Code

Git Clone
Use Git to clone the 7.3.7 tag from the PHP Git repository.
git clone --depth 1 --branch php-7.3.7
How to compile PHP
PHP can be compiled by setting up the dependencies, building the configure script (./buildconf), configuring the build ./configure, and running make.
Detailed articles on how to compile PHP are available for Ubuntu/Debian based systems and Fedora/RHEL based systems.

Windows binaries

Non-Thread Safe Builds
Non-Thread Safe (NTS) builds are single-threaded PHP builds. They can be used on web servers that integrate PHP over FastCGI protocol, such as Nginx, Caddy, and IIS.
Thread-Safe Builds
Thread-Safe (TS) builds are multi-thread PHP builds, often used to integrate PHP as a Server API for multithreaded servers. The most common use case is using PHP as an Apache module.

Docker/Podman Containers

PHP CLI Containers images only include the PHP CLI, and no FPM or Apache modules. The Alpine builds are lightweight, but may introduce incompatibilities due to their musl builds. Albeit their larger size, the Debian-based (without the "-alpine" suffix) images are more complete, and widely used.

Alpine-based: Lightweight, but may introduce incompatibilities due to their musl builds.
docker pull php:7.3.7-cli-alpine

Debian-based: More compatible with other components, complete, and are widely used.
docker pull php:7.3.7-cli
PHP CLI + Web Server Integration
These container images include PHP CLI, and a web server integration. FPM container images can be integrated with web servers such as Nginx, Caddy, and Apache with Event MPM. The Apache container images include Apache web server, integrating PHP as an Apache module.

Alpine-based: Lightweight, but may introduce incompatibilities due to their musl builds.
docker pull php:7.3.7-fpm-alpine

Debian-based ZTS Apache: Includes Apache web server integrating PHP as an Apache module.
docker pull php:7.3.7-apache

Debian-based NTS FPM: PHP-FPM, can be integrated with Nginx, Caddy, and other web servers over Fast CGI.
docker pull php:7.3.7-fpm



  • Fixed bug #76980 (Interface gets skipped if autoloader throws an exception).


  • Fixed bug #78025 (segfault when accessing properties of DOMDocumentType).


  • Fixed bug #77956 (When mysqli.allow_local_infile = Off, use a meaningful error message).
  • Fixed bug GH-38546 (bindParam incorrect processing of bool types).


  • Fixed bug #77955 (Random segmentation fault in mysqlnd from php-fpm).


  • Fixed bug #78015 (Incorrect evaluation of expressions involving partials arrays in SCCP).
  • Fixed bug #78106 (Path resolution fails if opcache disabled during request).


  • Fixed bug #78079 (openssl_encrypt_ccm.phpt fails with OpenSSL 1.1.1c).


  • Fixed bug #78050 (SegFault phpdbg + opcache on include file twice).


  • Fixed bug #78038 (Socket_select fails when resource array contains references).


  • Fixed bug #78114 (segfault when calling sodium_* functions from eval).


  • Fixed bug #77135 (Extract with EXTR_SKIP should skip $this).
  • Fixed bug #77937 (preg_match failed).


  • Fixed bug #76345 (zip.h not found).

Commit List

Anatol Belski

Cameron Porter

Christoph M. Becker

Craig Duncan

Dmitry Stogov


  • use {TMP} placeholder in phpt tests in 202e6936d6

Jakub Zelenka

  • Add fpmi to the opcache supported sapis in 8baf3ffde6
  • Fix bug #78079 (openssl_encrypt_ccm.phpt fails with OpenSSL 1.1.1c) in 2e02579474

Joe Watkins

Michael Maroszek

Nikita Popov

Rasmus Lerdorf

  • Fix precedence issue causing sub-second timeouts to be 0 in in 7b42cdf95e

Remi Collet

Sara Golemon

Sjon Hortensius

  • Fix #77956 - When mysqli.allow_local_infile = Off, return a client error in 96404eb8e2

Stanislav Malyshev

Vincent JARDIN

  • Support content_type stream context option in soap in 5f8c22d415
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