PHP 7.4.11: Downloads, Changelog, News

Release Information

PHP Version
PHP 7.4
Release Date
Release Type
Security Update
Release Status
EOL, Use PHP 7.4.33
Branch Status

PHP 7.4 reached EOL on , and all releases of this version no longer receive security or bug fixes. Using PHP 7.4.11 is not recommended. PHP 7.4.33 is the latest version in the series.


Source Code

Git Clone
Use Git to clone the 7.4.11 tag from the PHP Git repository.
git clone --depth 1 --branch php-7.4.11
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:7.4.11-cli-alpine

Debian-based: More compatible with other components, complete, and are widely used.
docker pull php:7.4.11-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:7.4.11-fpm-alpine

Debian-based ZTS Apache: Includes Apache web server integrating PHP as an Apache module.
docker pull php:7.4.11-apache

Debian-based NTS FPM: PHP-FPM, can be integrated with Nginx, Caddy, and other web servers over Fast CGI.
docker pull php:7.4.11-fpm



  • Fixed bug #79979 (passing value to by-ref param via CUFA crashes).
  • Fixed bug #80037 (Typed property must not be accessed before initialization when __get() declared).
  • Fixed bug #80048 (Bug #69100 has not been fixed for Windows).
  • Fixed bug #80049 (Memleak when coercing integers to string via variadic argument).
  • Fixed bug #79699 (PHP parses encoded cookie names so malicious __Host- cookies can be sent). (CVE-2020-7070)


  • Fixed bug #80007 (Potential type confusion in unixtojd() parameter parsing).


  • Fixed bug #64130 (COM obj parameters passed by reference are not updated).


  • Fixed bug #80002 (calc free space for new interned string is wrong).
  • Fixed bug #80046 (FREE for SWITCH_STRING optimized away).
  • Fixed bug #79825 (opcache.file_cache causes SIGSEGV when custom opcode handlers changed).


  • Fixed bug #79601 (Wrong ciphertext/tag in AES-CCM encryption for a 12 bytes IV). (CVE-2020-7069)


  • Fixed bug #80027 (Terrible performance using $query->fetch on queries with many bind parameters).


  • Fixed bug #47021 (SoapClient stumbles over WSDL delivered with "Transfer-Encoding: chunked").


  • Fixed bug #79986 (str_ireplace bug with diacritics characters).
  • Fixed bug #80077 (getmxrr test bug).
  • Fixed bug #72941 (Modifying bucket->data by-ref has no effect any longer).
  • Fixed bug #80067 (Omitting the port in bindto setting errors).

Commit List

Andy Postnikov

  • Fix #80007: Potential type confusion in unixtojd() parameter parsing in b2a33ab06b

Christoph M. Becker

David Carlier

  • sqlite3 linkage issue on some systems/package combination fix in 1b21b56074

Derick Rethans

Manuel Mausz

Matteo Beccati

  • Fix #47021: SoapClient stumbles over WSDL delivered with "Transfer-Encoding: chunked" in f7c43b8c72
  • Fix #80027 Terrible performance using $query->fetch on queries with many bind parameters in 44ade0e875

Nikita Popov

  • Fix refcounting in bb54694f4f
  • Remove bogus REGISTER_LONG_CONSTANT in 063082043a
  • Don't enable --with-mm in CI in 571f6a598f
  • Fix memory leak when yielding from non-iterable in d179e34e42
  • Avoid socket path clash in test in 0487bcfac7
  • Fix file name clash in test in 358721bcf7
  • Property handle read_property exception in fetch_property_address in 247105ae1a
  • Require non-negative length in stream_get_contents() in 62dce97973
  • Don't assert when comparing uninit DateTimeZone objects in 5ae657b296
  • Make MAX_IFD_NESTING_LEVEL an actual nesting level in 376bbbdf3b
  • Fix handling of exception if valid() during yield from in ad750c3bb6
  • Add test for bug #80039 in 8f7c529720
  • Fix bug #80037 in dfaa4768d2
  • Check update constant failure in ReflectionClassConstant::__toString() in 8bb2f406de
  • Fix leak on consteval exception in ReflectionClass::__toString() in 1f6f9c70cb
  • Fix leak on assign concat of array and empty string in cd2afd99b1
  • Fix pi node removal when removing predecessor in 37612936a1
  • Check for null EX(func) in write_property in f92a03627a
  • Fix infinite loop on string offset during by-ref list assign in a07c1f56aa
  • Fix throwing of yield from related exceptions into generator in 2e9e706a82
  • Fix binary-safety of parse_url in 54dbd3eccc
  • Handle memory limit error during string reallocation correctly in 573ad182d2
  • Fixed bug #80046 in 8516434a56
  • Fixed bug #80049 in 46a49be6c8
  • Avoid duplicate octal warning during heredoc scan ahead in e8d36ce762
  • Fix azure i386 build in 4ebc04ca9d
  • Don't leave behind temporary file in bug70362.phpt in 2a334f1655
  • Fixed bug #80077 in 07cb665515
  • Revert "Manually build re2c on macos" in 3a5b22e3b5
  • Revert "Update libzip on macos" in 5a201ddad0
  • Support more placeholders in bless_tests.php in ababa22136
  • Fix azure i386 build, again in 1d8ddf6c49

Sammy Kaye Powers

  • Fix #79825: opcache.file_cache causes SIGSEGV with custom opcode handlers in 2d4aa1ef3d

Stanislav Malyshev


  • Improve error_handing replacement functions in e948188832
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