PHP 7.4.22: 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 7.4.22 is not recommended. PHP 7.4.33 is the latest version in the series.


Source Code

Git Clone
Use Git to clone the 7.4.22 tag from the PHP Git repository.
git clone --depth 1 --branch php-7.4.22
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:7.4.22-cli-alpine

Debian-based: More compatible with other components, complete, and are widely used.
docker pull php:7.4.22-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:7.4.22-fpm-alpine

Debian-based ZTS Apache: Includes Apache web server integrating PHP as an Apache module.
docker pull php:7.4.22-apache

Debian-based NTS FPM: PHP-FPM, can be integrated with Nginx, Caddy, and other web servers over Fast CGI.
docker pull php:7.4.22-fpm



  • Fixed bug #81145 (copy() and stream_copy_to_stream() fail for +4GB files).
  • Fixed bug #81163 (incorrect handling of indirect vars in __sleep).
  • Fixed bug #80728 (PHP built-in web server resets timeout when it can kill the process).
  • Fixed bug #73630 (Built-in Weberver - overwrite $_SERVER['request_uri']).
  • Fixed bug #80173 (Using return value of zend_assign_to_variable() is not safe).
  • Fixed bug #73226 (--r[fcez] always return zero exit code).


  • Fixed bug #72809 (Locale::lookup() wrong result with canonicalize option).
  • Fixed bug #68471 (IntlDateFormatter fails for "GMT+00:00" timezone).
  • Fixed bug #74264 (grapheme_strrpos() broken for negative offsets).


  • Fixed bug #52093 (openssl_csr_sign truncates $serial).


  • Fixed bug #81101 (PCRE2 10.37 shows unexpected result).
  • Fixed bug #81243 (Too much memory is allocated for preg_replace()).


  • Fixed bug #81223 (flock() only locks first byte of file).

Commit List

Anatol Belski

Calvin Buckley

Christoph M. Becker

Derick Rethans

Joe Watkins

Nikita Popov

Stanislav Malyshev

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