Using PHP 7 with WAMP


My OS is Windows 10 Pro x64 and I have installed VC14 packages x86 and x64.

I have added a php7.0.0 directory to wamp/bin/php, copied files php.ini, phpForApache.ini and wampserver.conf, and modified the directories and php extensions in these files.

There is my wampserver.conf:

$phpConf['phpIniDir'] = '.';
$phpConf['phpExeDir'] = '.';
$phpConf['phpConfFile'] = 'php.ini';

//PHP 7 needs Apache 2.4.x and doesn't works with Apache 2.2.x
$phpConf['apache']['2.4']['LoadModuleName'] = 'php7_module';
$phpConf['apache']['2.4']['LoadModuleFile'] = 'php7apache2_4.dll';
$phpConf['apache']['2.4']['AddModule'] = '';

It is correctly read by WAMP because when I select the php7.0.0 version, the Apache httpd.conf gets this line:

LoadModule php7_module "c:/wamp/bin/php/php7.0.0/php7apache2_4.dll"

The path is correct and the dll file exists, but the Apache service doesn't start and if I check Apache extensions, the php7_module is indicated as not found (red square).

If I check apache error log, the only reported one is

[Tue Dec 08 11:02:14.021018 2015] [core:warn] [pid 5008:tid 516] AH00098: pid file C:/wamp/bin/apache/apache2.4.9/logs/ overwritten -- Unclean shutdown of previous Apache run?

Does anyone who has successfully run PHP 7 in WAMP server know a fix for this problem? Thank you.

There is the answer :

I was running with the last official wampserver which seems to be not compatible with php7 (I have made some tests on 4 computers with the same result of my problem).

One of my colleague give me this link :,126455 with some tutorials to update wampserver to unofficial new versions. Following this indications I have updated folders wamp/scripts and wamp/lang. After that apache start normally using php 7.

PS : it seems to be some errors with certains php functions. One more fix is to update some other wampserver files, the details are on the link up. But for the moment I haven't got this errors.

Thank you to all the people who are coming on this page and giving me some help.

I hope in the future some other developpers will found answers here.