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01 Mar 2018

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PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor)

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7.2.3 | Updated: 01 Mar 2018



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PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) 7.2.3

This is not the latest version of PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) available.

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To install PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade php -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade php -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure php installed
    name: php
    state: present
    version: 7.2.3
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'php' do
  action    :install
  version  '7.2.3'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: php,
    Version: 7.2.3,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller php
   Name     = 'php'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '7.2.3'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'php':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '7.2.3',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install php version="7.2.3" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 06 Apr 2018.


PHP is an HTML-embedded scripting language. Much of its syntax is borrowed from C, Java and Perl with a couple of unique PHP-specific features thrown in. The goal of the language is to allow web developers to write dynamically generated pages quickly.

Package Parameters

  • /DontAddToPath - Do not add install directory to path
  • /InstallDir - Override the installation directory (needs to be specified both during install and update, until it is remembered by choco)
  • /ThreadSafe - Install the thread safe version of php that is compatible with Apache.

These parameters can be passed to the installer with the use of --params.
For example: --params '"/ThreadSafe ""/InstallDir:C:\PHP"""'.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$toolsPath = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
. $toolsPath\helpers.ps1

$installLocation = GetInstallLocation "$toolsPath\.."

if ($installLocation) {
  Write-Host "Uninstalling previous version of php..."
  UninstallPackage -libDirectory "$toolsPath\.." -packageName 'php'
  Uninstall-ChocolateyPath $installLocation

$pp = Get-PackageParameters

$downloadInfo = GetDownloadInfo -downloadInfoFile "$toolsPath\downloadInfo.csv" -parameters $pp

if (!(UrlExists($downloadInfo.URL32))) {
    Write-Host "Using archive urls"
    $downloadInfo.URL32 = AddArchivePathToUrl($downloadInfo.URL32)
    $downloadInfo.URL64 = AddArchivePathToUrl($downloadInfo.URL64) # Assuming the 64 bit version is archived simultaneously as the 32 bit one

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = 'php'
  url            = $downloadInfo.URL32
  url64Bit       = $downloadInfo.URL64
  checksum       = $downloadInfo.Checksum32
  checksum64     = $downloadInfo.Checksum64
  checksumType   = 'sha256'
  checksumType64 = 'sha256'
$newInstallLocation = $packageArgs.unzipLocation = GetNewInstallLocation $packageArgs.packageName $env:ChocolateyPackageVersion $pp

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

if (!$pp.DontAddToPath) { Install-ChocolateyPath $newInstallLocation 'Machine' }

$php_ini_path = $newInstallLocation + '/php.ini'

if (($installLocation -ne $newInstallLocation) -and (Test-Path "$installLocation\php.ini")) {
  Write-Host "Moving old configuration file."
  Move-Item "$installLocation\php.ini" "$php_ini_path"

  $di = Get-ChildItem $installLocation -ea 0 | Measure-Object
  if ($di.Count -eq 0) {
    Write-Host "Removing old install location."
    Remove-Item -Force -ea 0 $installLocation

if (!(Test-Path $php_ini_path)) {
  Write-Host 'Creating default php.ini'
  Copy-Item $newInstallLocation/php.ini-production $php_ini_path

  Write-Host 'Configuring PHP extensions directory'
  (Get-Content $php_ini_path) -replace '; extension_dir = "ext"', 'extension_dir = "ext"' | Set-Content $php_ini_path

if (!$pp.ThreadSafe) { Write-Host 'Please make sure you have CGI installed in IIS for local hosting' }
$toolsPath = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
. $toolsPath\helpers.ps1

$packageName = 'php'

$installLocation = GetInstallLocation -libDirectory "$toolsPath\.."

if ($installLocation) {
  UninstallPackage -libDirectory "$toolsPath\.." -packageName $packageName

  $di = Get-ChildItem $installLocation -ea 0 | Measure-Object
  if ($di.Count -eq 0) {
    Remove-Item -Force -ea 0 $installLocation

  Uninstall-ChocolateyPath $installLocation

} else {
  Write-Warning "$packageName install path was not found. It may already be uninstalled!"
function UrlExists($uri) {
    try {
        Get-WebHeaders $uri | Out-Null
    catch {
        if ($_ -match "unauthorized") { return $false }
        throw $_
    return $true;

function AddArchivePathToUrl($url) {
    $newUrl = $url
    $lix = $url.LastIndexOf("/")
    if ($lix -ne -1)  {
        $newUrl = $url.SubString(0, $lix) + "/archives" + $url.SubString($lix)
    return $newUrl

function GetDownloadInfo {
  Write-Debug "Reading CSV file from $downloadInfoFile"
  $downloadInfo = Get-Content -Encoding UTF8 -Path $downloadInfoFile | ConvertFrom-Csv -Delimiter '|' -Header 'Type','URL32','URL64','Checksum32','Checksum64'
  if ($parameters.ThreadSafe) {
    $downloadInfo | Where-Object { $_.Type -eq 'threadsafe' } | Select-Object -first 1
  } else {
    $downloadInfo | Where-Object { $_.Type -eq 'not-threadsafe' } | Select-Object -first 1

function GetInstallLocation {

  Write-Debug "Checking for uninstall text document in $libDirectory"

  if (Test-Path "$libDirectory\*.txt") {
    $txtContent = Get-Content -Encoding UTF8 "$libDirectory\*.txt" | Select-Object -first 1
    $index = $txtContent.LastIndexOf('\')
    if ($index -gt 0) {
      return $txtContent.Substring(0, $index)

  # If we got here, the text file doesn't exist or is empty
  # we don't return anything as it may be already uninstalled

function GetNewInstallLocation {

  if ($pp -and $pp.InstallDir) {
    return $pp.InstallDir

  $toolsLocation = Get-ToolsLocation
  return "$toolsLocation\{0}{1}" -f $PackageName, ($Version -replace '\.').Substring(0,2)

function UninstallPackage {
  if (Test-Path "$libDirectory\*.txt") {
    $txtFile = Resolve-Path "$libDirectory\*.txt" | Select-Object -first 1
    $fileName = ($txtFile -split '\\' | Select-Object -last 1).TrimEnd('.txt')
    Uninstall-ChocolateyZipPackage -PackageName $packageName -ZipFileName $fileName
    if (Test-Path $txtFile) {
      Remove-Item -Force -ea 0 $txtFile

if (!(Test-Path function:\Uninstall-ChocolateyPath)) {
  function Uninstall-ChocolateyPath {
      [System.EnvironmentVariableTarget] $pathType = [System.EnvironmentVariableTarget]::User

    Write-Debug "Running 'Uninstall-ChocolateyPath' with pathToRemove: `'$pathToRemove`'"

    # get the PATH variable
    $envPath = $env:PATH
    if ($envPath.ToLower().Contains($pathToRemove.ToLower())) {
      Write-Host "The PATH environment variable already contains the directory '$pathToRemove'. Removing..."
      $actualPath = Get-EnvironmentVariable -Name 'Path' -Scope $pathType -PreserveVariables

      $newPath = $actualPath -replace [regex]::Escape($pathToRemove + ';'),'' -replace ';;',';'

      if (($pathType -eq [System.EnvironmentVariableTarget]::Machine) -and !(Test-ProcessAdminRights)) {
        Write-Warning "Removing path from machine environment variable is not supported when not running as an elevated user!"
      } else {
        Set-EnvironmentVariable -Name 'Path' -Value $newPath -Scope $pathType

      $env:PATH = $newPath

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) 8.0.2 974 Thursday, February 4, 2021 Approved
PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) 8.0.1 16519 Wednesday, January 6, 2021 Approved
PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) 4594 Monday, December 21, 2020 Approved
PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) 8.0.0 7402 Friday, November 27, 2020 Approved
PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) 7.4.16 1990 Tuesday, March 2, 2021 Approved
PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) 7.4.14 1869 Tuesday, January 5, 2021 Approved
PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) 7.4.13 5279 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 Approved

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