CentOS7 (and some of the other RHEL flavours) currently don’t include PHP 5.6+ in the core repos, and yet the versions of PHP bundled are at EOL or close to it.
A number of guides suggest using the webstatic or remi repos – but this is not recommended as they contain packages with names that conflict with packages in core repos.
One of the better options is to use the IUS repo (Inline with Upstream Stable project), which means you can quickly and easily update.
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After installing LAMP on new servers (similar to as described here for CentOS), I’ve recently had two errors after the creation of MySQL users.
These user accounts required additional steps after creation – flushing permissions, and re-running the MySQL secure installation.
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