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Because Red Hatters are PHPers, too

PHP is everywhere, including at Red Hat. Red Hat offers a number of options to deploy PHP and get it up and running quickly. As a PHP developer, you'll find plenty of options to keep you happy with our support of PHP applications on both physical servers and in the cloud.

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Read on to learn how we support PHP in Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®, and how you can get your applications up and running in the cloud with OpenShift by Red Hat.

Supporting your code: Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Software Collections

PHP is available as a base offering in Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and through Red Hat Software Collections.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7 offer a base implementation of PHP (versions 5.3 and 5.4, respectively). These versions of PHP provide you with very stable implementations with 10 years of support for long production life cycles.

However, if you want to work with more current versions of PHP, as well as implement your web applications across more than one release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux without porting, you can take advantage of Red Hat Software Collections.

Red Hat Software Collections provide access to recent, stable versions of some of the most popular dynamic languages, open source databases, web servers, and more. The primary features of Red Hat Software Collections are the ability to have multiple versions of software on one OS, certainty that the software is the same across versions of the OS, and the option to refresh components more frequently than the underlying OS.

With Software Collections, you get support for PHP 5.4 and 5.5 for both Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7.

Learn more about PHP support in Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Software Collections at the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Program website.

If you are looking for developer tools, a wide range of PHP tools are available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, including Eclipse, JBoss IDE, Zend Studio, and Cloud9 IDE.

And there's an additional benefit with PHP from Red Hat Software Collections they are the base of cartridges in OpenShift by Red Hat. This means you can have identical stacks for any combination of on-premise or cloud-based development, testing, and deployment.

Level up your PHP applications by deploying to the cloud with OpenShift by Red Hat

When it comes to deploying and maintaining your applications in production, you want to take advantage of Red Hat Enterprise Linux but have the flexibility to automatically scale your application based on user demand. Red Hat makes this possible with the power of the OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).

OpenShift by Red Hat provides a platform that will allow you to deploy any application compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, without making any code modifications. OpenShift provides support for both PHP 5.3 and PHP 5.4 via Red Hat Software Collections. In addition, it provides a pluggable cartridge system that allows you to extend the functionality of an application with monitoring capabilities, database support, and log management. You'll also have access to pre-configured application stacks such as WordPress, Drupal, and Magento. OpenShift has tight integration with Zend, allowing you to deploy code using the Zend Server runtime, as well as providing built-in integration for Zend Studio.

Once your application is deployed on OpenShift, you can sit back and relax. A key benefit of the OpenShift platform is that you don't have to worry about provisioning, managing, or scaling the application these capabilities are integrated as part of the core OpenShift platform.

And you can get started with OpenShift at no cost. Red Hat provides a generous complimentary tier that allows you to create up to three PHP servers and learn how to use PaaS to take your application to the next level.

Learn more about PHP at OpenShift by Red Hat.

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Last updated: January 11, 2023