PHP 7.4.15: Downloads, Changelog, News

Release Information

PHP Version
PHP 7.4
Release Date
Release Type
Bug Fix Release
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 7.4.15 is not recommended. PHP 7.4.33 is the latest version in the series.


Source Code

Git Clone
Use Git to clone the 7.4.15 tag from the PHP Git repository.
git clone --depth 1 --branch php-7.4.15
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:7.4.15-cli-alpine

Debian-based: More compatible with other components, complete, and are widely used.
docker pull php:7.4.15-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:7.4.15-fpm-alpine

Debian-based ZTS Apache: Includes Apache web server integrating PHP as an Apache module.
docker pull php:7.4.15-apache

Debian-based NTS FPM: PHP-FPM, can be integrated with Nginx, Caddy, and other web servers over Fast CGI.
docker pull php:7.4.15-fpm



  • Fixed bug #80523 (bogus parse error on >4GB source code).
  • Fixed bug #80384 (filter buffers entire read until file closed).


  • Fixed bug #80595 (Resetting POSTFIELDS to empty array breaks request).


  • Fixed bug #80376 (last day of the month causes runway cpu usage.


  • Fixed bug #67983 (mysqlnd with MYSQLI_OPT_INT_AND_FLOAT_NATIVE fails to interpret bit columns).
  • Fixed bug #64638 (Fetching resultsets from stored procedure with cursor fails).
  • Fixed bug #72862 (segfault using prepared statements on stored procedures that use a cursor).
  • Fixed bug #77935 (Crash in mysqlnd_fetch_stmt_row_cursor when calling an SP with a cursor).


  • Fixed bug #77565 (Incorrect locator detection in ZIP-based phars).
  • Fixed bug #69279 (Compressed ZIP Phar extractTo() creates garbage files).

Commit List

Adam Seitz

Christoph M. Becker

  • Fix #77423: parse_url() will deliver a wrong host to user in 2d3d72412a
  • Fix memory leak in Phar::webPhar() on Windows in 5c963731e2
  • Fix #77565: Incorrect locator detection in ZIP-based phars in d1b1c04398
  • Avoid modifying the return value of readline_completion_function() in 9450893dc6
  • Revert "Fix #76813: Access violation near NULL on source operand" in 25103c37aa
  • Fix #80595: Resetting POSTFIELDS to empty array breaks request in 38ad37ad43
  • Fix #69279: Compressed ZIP Phar extractTo() creates garbage files in 68f5289e9e
  • Alternative fix for bug 77423 in 6d96fdc68d

Derick Rethans

Dylan K. Taylor

  • gdbinit: use ____print_str to print htable keys in 6b631f073d


  • Replace sort() function calls with ksort() in basic ksort test in 0db6f5267c

Nikita Popov


Stanislav Malyshev

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