How to install PHP 8.0, 7.4, 7.3 or 7.2 on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 | 20.04 - TechBeginner

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How to install PHP 8.0, 7.4, 7.3 or 7.2 on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 | 20.04

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In this Article, We will install PHP 8.0, 7.4, 7.3, 7.2 on ubuntu 16.04 / 18.04
 
Add the PHP Repository 

To add the PHP 8.0 repo in ubuntu, Use the following commands with root privileges.

sudo -i
add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php



Install PHP 8.0

To install PHP 8.0, We need to update the ubuntu current repository and after that We need to install PHP 8.0 by following the commands. 

apt-get update
apt-get install php8.0 -y


Check PHP Version

To verify the PHP use the following commands.

php -v



Add the PHP Repository 

To add the PHP 7.4 repo in ubuntu, Use the following commands with root privileges.

sudo -i
apt-get install software-properties-common
add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php


Install PHP 7.4 

To install PHP 7.4, We need to update the ubuntu current repository and after that We need to install PHP 7.4 by following the commands. 

apt-get update
apt-get install php7.4 -y


Check PHP Version

To verify the PHP use the following commands.

php -v


You should get output like this.

PHP 7.4.1 (cli) (built: Dec 18 2019 14:44:04) ( NTS )
Copyright (c) The PHP Group
Zend Engine v3.4.0, Copyright (c) Zend Technologies
    with Zend OPcache v7.4.1, Copyright (c), by Zend Technologies


Install PHP modules 

Once installed PHP 7.4 on ubuntu machine, We required some PHP modules to make connectivity with mysql, zip, pear and more, To install PHP modules use the following commands.


apt-get install  php7.4-curl php-pear  php7.4-gd  php7.4-dev  php7.4-zip php7.4-mbstring php7.4-mysql php7.4-xml


To check installed PHP modules in your machine use the following commands.

php -m 



How to install PHP 7.3 on ubutnu 16.04

To add the PHP 7.3 repo in ubuntu, Use the following commands with root privileges.

sudo -i
apt-get install software-properties-common
add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php


Install PHP 7.3 

To install PHP 7.3, We need to update the ubuntu current repository and after that We need to install PHP 7.3 by following the commands. 

apt-get update
apt-get install php7.3 -y


Check PHP Version

To verify the PHP use the following commands.

php -v


You should get output like this.

PHP 7.3.13-1+ubuntu16.04.1+deb.sury.org+1 (cli) (built: Dec 18 2019 14:48:32) ( NTS )
Copyright (c) 1997-2018 The PHP Group
Zend Engine v3.3.13, Copyright (c) 1998-2018 Zend Technologies
with Zend OPcache v7.3.13-1+ubuntu16.04.1+deb.sury.org+1, Copyright (c) 1999-2018, by Zend Technologies


Install PHP modules 

Once installed PHP 7.3 on ubuntu machine, We required some PHP modules to make connectivity with mysql, zip, pear and more, To install PHP modules use the following commands.


apt-get install  php7.3-curl php-pear  php7.3-gd  php7.3-dev  php7.3-zip php7.3-mbstring php7.3-mysql php7.3-xml


To check installed PHP modules in your machine use the following commands.

php -m 



How to install PHP 7.2 on ubutnu 16.04

To add the PHP 7.2 repo in ubuntu, Use the following commands with root privileges.

sudo -i
apt-get install software-properties-common
add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php


Install PHP 7.2 

To install PHP 7.2, We need to update the ubuntu current repository and after that We need to install PHP 7.3 by following the commands. 

apt-get update
apt-get install php7.2 -y


Check PHP Version

To verify the PHP use the following commands.

php -v


You should get output like this.

PHP 7.2.26-1+ubuntu16.04.1+deb.sury.org+1 (cli) (built: Dec 18 2019 14:57:40) ( NTS )
Copyright (c) 1997-2018 The PHP Group
Zend Engine v3.2.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2018 Zend Technologies

    with Zend OPcache v7.2.26-1+ubuntu16.04.1+deb.sury.org+1, Copyright (c) 1999-2018, by Zend Technologies



Install PHP modules 

Once installed PHP 7.2 on ubuntu machine, We required some PHP modules to make connectivity with mysql, zip, pear and more, To install PHP modules use the following commands.


apt-get install php-pear  php7.2-gd  php7.2-dev  php7.2-zip php7.2-mbstring php7.2-mysql php7.2-xml php7.2-curl 


To check installed PHP modules in your machine use the following commands.

php -m 



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