Check the current PHP version installed

First check your current version on mac with the below command into your terminal.

php -v


PHP 7.3.11 (cli) (built: Jun  5 2020 23:50:40) ( NTS )
Copyright (c) 1997-2018 The PHP Group
Zend Engine v3.3.11, Copyright (c) 1998-2018 Zend Technologies

This command allows to know the current version installed on your mac. By default it has been installed by the OS.

Installing new version

Below you must enter the next command into terminal change the word version. e.g:7.4

brew install php@version

Add references to PATH

Now you just need to add it to the PATH of your terminal with the next command, depending of your shell you'll must change the word .zshrc for .bashrc or any other you use:

echo 'export PATH="/usr/local/opt/php@7.4/bin:$PATH"' >> ~/.zshrc
echo 'export PATH="/usr/local/opt/php@7.4/sbin:$PATH"' >> ~/.zshrc

Check the new version installed

Now check again your current version:


php -v


PHP 7.4.13 (cli) (built: Nov 30 2020 14:46:04) ( NTS )
Copyright (c) The PHP Group
Zend Engine v3.4.0, Copyright (c) Zend Technologies
with Zend OPcache v7.4.13, Copyright (c), by Zend Technologies

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