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PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor)


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This package was approved as a trusted package on 3/1/2018.

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"""'.

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

C:\> choco install php

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

C:\> choco upgrade php


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $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' }
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $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!"
  • tools\downloadInfo.csv Show
  • tools\helpers.ps1 Show
    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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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • PHP Authors


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) 7.2.2 5457 Thursday, February 1, 2018 approved
PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) 7.2.1 6285 Saturday, January 6, 2018 approved
PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) 7.2.0 7739 Friday, December 1, 2017 approved
PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) 7.1.15 2003 Thursday, March 1, 2018 approved
PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) 7.1.14 2847 Thursday, February 1, 2018 approved
PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) 7.1.13 2003 Saturday, January 6, 2018 approved
PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) 7.1.12 6506 Thursday, November 23, 2017 approved
PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) 7.1.11 8737 Wednesday, October 25, 2017 approved
PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) 7.1.10 8602 Wednesday, September 27, 2017 approved
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