PHP 7.4.14: 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 7.4.14 is not recommended. PHP 7.4.33 is the latest version in the series.


Source Code

Git Clone
Use Git to clone the 7.4.14 tag from the PHP Git repository.
git clone --depth 1 --branch php-7.4.14
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:7.4.14-cli-alpine

Debian-based: More compatible with other components, complete, and are widely used.
docker pull php:7.4.14-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:7.4.14-fpm-alpine

Debian-based ZTS Apache: Includes Apache web server integrating PHP as an Apache module.
docker pull php:7.4.14-apache

Debian-based NTS FPM: PHP-FPM, can be integrated with Nginx, Caddy, and other web servers over Fast CGI.
docker pull php:7.4.14-fpm



  • Fixed bug #74558 (Can't rebind closure returned by Closure::fromCallable()).
  • Fixed bug #80345 (PHPIZE configuration has outdated PHP_RELEASE_VERSION).
  • Fixed bug #72964 (White space not unfolded for CC/Bcc headers).
  • Fixed bug #80362 (Running dtrace scripts can cause php to crash).
  • Fixed bug #80393 (Build of PHP extension fails due to configuration gap with libtool).
  • Fixed bug #80402 (configure filtering out -lpthread).
  • Fixed bug #77069 (stream filter loses final block of data).


  • Fixed bug #77961 (finfo_open crafted magic parsing SIGABRT).


  • Fixed bug #69625 (FPM returns 200 status on request without SCRIPT_FILENAME env).


  • Fixed bug #80425 (MessageFormatAdapter::getArgTypeList redefined).


  • Fixed bug #80368 (OpenSSL extension fails to build against LibreSSL due to lack of OCB support).


  • Fixed bug #73809 (Phar Zip parse crash - mmap fail).
  • Fixed bug #75102 (PharData says invalid checksum for valid tar).
  • Fixed bug #77322 (PharData::addEmptyDir('/') Possible integer overflow).


  • Fixed bug #80458 (PDOStatement::fetchAll() throws for upsert queries).
  • Fixed bug #63185 (nextRowset() ignores MySQL errors with native prepared statements).
  • Fixed bug #78152 (PDO::exec() - Bad error handling with multiple commands).
  • Fixed bug #70066 (Unexpected "Cannot execute queries while other unbuffered queries").
  • Fixed bug #71145 (Multiple statements in init command triggers unbuffered query error).
  • Fixed bug #76815 (PDOStatement cannot be GCed/closeCursor-ed when a PROCEDURE resultset SIGNAL).


  • Fixed bug #77423 (FILTER_VALIDATE_URL accepts URLs with invalid userinfo). (CVE-2020-7071)
  • Fixed bug #80366 (Return Value of zend_fstat() not Checked).
  • Fixed bug #80411 (References to null-serialized object break serialize()).


  • Fixed bug #77594 (ob_tidyhandler is never reset).


  • Fixed #48725 (Support for flushing in zlib stream).

Commit List

Benjamin Morel

Calvin Buckley

  • IBM i PASE doesn't support ITIMER_PROF in 54248b18fe

Christoph M. Becker

Daniel Black

  • Fix mysqli_get_client_stats test in 4a10037cb4
  • fix mysqli_stmt_get_result_metadata_fetch_field test for mariadb in 5d5c1cea5f
  • Fix mysqli_expire_password test for mariadb in 0697a64f7e

Darek Slusarczyk

  • Fix #80312: change default engine from MyISAM to InnoDB in tests in 79a606bd95

Derick Rethans


Jakub Zelenka

  • Fix test for bug62890 to not depend on system cert store in 685708160e
  • Fix bug #69625: FPM returns 200 status on request without SCRIPT_FILENAME in a221e17b41

Nikita Popov

Paul Crovella

  • Upload coverage data to in 8f8e6f95af

Peter Kokot

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