Thanks to Colin O’Dell PHP 7.1 is just a copy ‘n paste away

colinodellI know that everyone has already upgraded all their servers to PHP 7.1. However, on the off chance that you decided to spend the weekend away from a computer and are now wondering how you can catch up, here is a handy quick start guide for you.

My friend Colin O’Dell (ZCE, SCD, MCD) has written up a very concise guide for installing PHP on the major OSs.

Colin’s post titled “Installing PHP 7.1” covers five flavors of Linux, macOS, and Windows.

PHP 7.1 has been released, bringing some great new features and enhancements to the language such as nullable types, the iterable pseudo-type, catching multiple exceptions, and much more.

Now you’ve got no excuse. Get with the program. PHP 7.1 is just a copy ‘n paste away. Upgrade, test, and plan your deployment to production!

About Cal Evans

Many moons ago, at the tender age of 14, Cal touched his first computer. (We're using the term "computer" loosely here, it was a TRS-80 Model 1) Since then his life has never been the same. He graduated from TRS-80s to Commodores and eventually to IBM PCs.   For the past 10 years, Cal has worked with PHP and MySQL on Linux OSX, and when necessary, Windows. He has built on a variety of projects ranging in size from simple web pages to multi-million dollar web applications. When not banging his head on his monitor, attempting a blood sacrifice to get a particular piece of code working, he enjoys building and managing development teams using his widely imitated but never patented management style of "management by wandering around". Cal is happily married to wife 1.33, the lovely and talented Kathy. Together they have 2 kids who were both bright enough not to pursue a career in IT. Cal blogs at and is the founder and host of Nomad PHP