How to Install PHP on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

How to Install PHP on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Overview

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to install PHP 7 on Ubuntu 18.04 Server with PHP 7.2 or PHP 7.3.
The Hypertext Preprocessor commonly known as PHP is powerful, PHP is an open-source server-side scripting language that has been widely adopted for the creation of dynamic web pages. PHP is secure, fast, simple, efficient, flexible and a loosely typed scripting language.

We’ll discuss how to add the PPA on ubuntu with install  PHP 7.2 or PHP 7.3.  Before we will install PHP, We need to add PPA on Ubuntu. This article will help you to install PHP 7.3, 7.2 on Ubuntu 18.04.

Prerequisites

First, install apache on ubuntu click here and read the article on how to install apache on ubuntu.

Install PHP 7.2

Before install PHP, We’ll add the PPA For PHP 7.2

sudo apt-get install python-software-properties -y 

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php

Installing the PHP on Ubuntu with PHP Version 7.2 . First update the apt package :

sudo apt-get update

Install The PHP 7.2 On Ubuntu with the below command :

sudo apt-get install php7.2

Test Installed PHP Version

Use the below command to check the PHP version installed on your server :

php -v

Install PHP 7.2 Extensions

 sudo apt-get install php7.2-<extension-name>

See the example below

sudo apt-get install php7.2-fpm  php7.2-curl php7.2-mysql \ php7.2-xml php7.2-zip php7.2-gd

Install PHP 7.3

Before install PHP 7.3, We’ll add the PPA For PHP 7.3

sudo apt-get install python-software-properties -y  

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php

Installing the PHP on Ubuntu with PHP Version 7.3. First update the apt package :

sudo apt-get update

Install The PHP On Ubuntu with the below command :

sudo apt-get install php7.3

Test Installed PHP Version

Use the below command to check the PHP version installed on your server :

php -v

Install PHP 7.3 Extensions

 sudo apt-get install php7.3-<extension-name>

See the example below

sudo apt-get install php7.3-fpm  php7.3-curl php7.3-mysql \ php7.3-xml php7.3-zip php7.3-gd

Conclusion

In this article, you have learned how to install PHP 7.2 or PHP 7.3 on your Ubuntu 18.04 server using the PPA. 

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