PHP 7.4.16: 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 7.4.16 is not recommended. PHP 7.4.33 is the latest version in the series.


Source Code

Git Clone
Use Git to clone the 7.4.16 tag from the PHP Git repository.
git clone --depth 1 --branch php-7.4.16
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

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:7.4.16-cli-alpine

Debian-based: More compatible with other components, complete, and are widely used.
docker pull php:7.4.16-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:7.4.16-fpm-alpine

Debian-based ZTS Apache: Includes Apache web server integrating PHP as an Apache module.
docker pull php:7.4.16-apache

Debian-based NTS FPM: PHP-FPM, can be integrated with Nginx, Caddy, and other web servers over Fast CGI.
docker pull php:7.4.16-fpm



  • Fixed #80706 (mail(): Headers after Bcc headers may be ignored).


  • Fixed bug #78680 (mysqlnd's mysql_clear_password does not transmit null-terminated password).


  • Fixed bug #74779 (x() and y() truncating floats to integers).


  • Fixed bug #80682 (opcache doesn't honour pcre.jit option).


  • Fixed bug #80747 (Providing RSA key size < 512 generates key that crash PHP).


  • Fixed bug #75850 (Unclear error message wrt. __halt_compiler() w/o semicolon)
  • Fixed bug #70091 (Phar does not mark UTF-8 filenames in ZIP archives).
  • Fixed bug #53467 (Phar cannot compress large archives).


  • Fixed bug#80719 (Iterating after failed ArrayObject::setIteratorClass() causes Segmentation fault).


  • Fixed bug #80654 (file_get_contents() maxlen fails above (2**31)-1 bytes).


  • Fixed bug #80648 (Fix for bug 79296 should be based on runtime version).

Commit List

Christoph M. Becker

Daniel Black

Derick Rethans

Nikita Popov

Peter Kokot

Remi Collet

Stanislav Malyshev

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