PHP 7.1 on Debian for NGINX

Upgrading to PHP 7.1 was easy, the only place I encouraged issues, was with figuring out where the socket was located, after figuring this out I felt write an article over this would be a good idea and a big time saver for people.

apt-get install apt-transport-https lsb-release ca-certificates
wget -O /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/php.gpg https://packages.sury.org/php/apt.gpg
echo "deb https://packages.sury.org/php/ $(lsb_release -sc) main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/php.list
apt-get install php7.1-fpm php7.1 php7.1-cli php7.1-curl php7.1-mysql php7.1-sqlite3 php7.1-gd php7.1-xml php7.1-mcrypt

Edit the Nginx config and replace the older FPM socket with a new one.

fastcgi_pass unix:/run/php/php7.1-fpm.sock;

Confused replace the whole PHP block with this.

location ~ \.php$ {
 fastcgi_pass unix:/run/php/php7.1-fpm.sock;
 fastcgi_index index.php;
 fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
 include fastcgi_params;
}

Author: Darryl

I am a self-taught programmer and CG Artist, I write on programming and 3D Animation, tips, and tricks and my experience with things, sometimes I write content on demand if the topic interests me. I love sharing knowledge,

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