Waiting to EasyPHP DevServer release v15.10 with bundled PHP 7, I went to install latest PHP on my machine running v14.1 VC 11. And, actually, that was quick and easy. You can do it by following 8 easy steps below.
Step 1: Download PHP 7.0.0
Step 2: Create PHP7 directory for EasyPHP
Open in your favourite file exlorer (I prefer Total Commander, but you can use Windows Explorer too) directory C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyPHP-DevServer-14.1VC11\binaries\php\ and create new subdirectory php700x151203113333.
Step 3: Unzip PHP7 package
Now unpack content of PHP package php-7.0.0-Win32-VC14-x86.zip to just created directory C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyPHP-DevServer-14.1VC11\binaries\php\php700x151203113333\
Step 4: Create EasyPHP description file for PHP7
Create new file with name easyphp.php inside directory C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyPHP-DevServer-14.1VC11\binaries\php\php700x151203113333\ and add following content to it:
$phpversion = array();
$phpversion = array(
"status" => "0",
"dirname" => "php700x151203113333",
"name" => "PHP",
"version" => "7.0.0",
"date" => "2015-12-03 11:33:33",
"notes" => "",
Step 5: Run EasyPHP
Now start EasyPHP on your machine, visit PHP Change Version page in your browser http://127.0.0.1/home/index.php?page=php-page&display=changephpversion and select/activate PHP 7.0.0.
Step 6: Update CURL and SSL libraries
You’ll get two error alerts like
the ordinal 387 could not be located in the dynamic link library php_curl.dll
That means that you need to update two DLL’s in Apache2 directory.
IMPORTANT: When you activate PHP 7.0.0 in EasyPHP, path of PHP files has been changed from C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyPHP-DevServer-14.1VC11\binaries\php\php700x151203113333\ to C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyPHP-DevServer-14.1VC11\binaries\php\php_runningversion\
Copy files libeay32.dll and ssleay32.dll from C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyPHP-DevServer-14.1VC11\binaries\php\php_runningversion\ to C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyPHP-DevServer-14.1VC11\binaries\apache\bin\
Step 7: Add PHP7 to Apache2 config
Edit file C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyPHP-DevServer-14.1VC11\binaries\apache\conf\httpd.conf and comment out line for PHP5:
#LoadModule php5_module "C:/PROGRA~2/EASYPH~1.1VC/binaries/php/php_runningversion/php5apache2_4.dll"
and add new line for PHP7
LoadModule php7_module "C:/PROGRA~2/EASYPH~1.1VC/binaries/php/php_runningversion/php7apache2_4.dll"
Step 8: Restart EasyPHP
Last step is to you restart EasyPHP.
After this, you’ll have working PHP 7.0.0 on EasyPHP DevServer 14.1 VC11.