How to List Installed PHP / PHP-FPM Extensions on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04

Few days ago I decided to upgrade PHP 7.2 to PHP 7.3 and all related extensions that are installed with PHP 7.2 supporting my WordPress websites and blogs… I wanted to upgrade only currently installed extensions that were in use with PHP 7.2..

If you find yourself in similar situation, refer the steps below…

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to list all compiled and installed PHP extensions on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 and might also be workable on future Ubuntu versions… Read More

PHP / PHP-FPM (7.2.11) Released — Here’s How to Install / Upgrade on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 | 18.10

PHP / PHP-FPM 7.2.11 was recently released which includes few bug fixes… This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to install or upgrade PHP /  PHP-FPM on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 LTS servers…

If you’re going to be developing any PHP application, you’re mostly going to need PHP and related modules installed. PHP / PHP-FPM  is an open source server scripting language use for creating dynamic web applications and websites.

PHP / PHP-FPM is a widely used, free, and efficient alternative to competitors such as Microsoft’s ASP…. Most popular content management systems like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal use PHP or PHP-FPM to function….

For more about this release, please check its changelog page….

PHP is used with Apache2 HTTP server
PHP-FPM is used with Nginx HTTP server

When you’re ready to set up PHP with Apache2 or PHP-FPM with Nginx, follow the steps below:

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Improve WordPress Performance with Nginx FastCGI and PHP 7.2-FPM on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 LTS

Almost all webmasters will want their websites and blogs to be the fastest… Making your users happy when they visit your sites should be your first priority as a webmaster…

For students and new users, the steps below will show them how to setup WordPress with Nginx and FastCGI to perform faster even with a single server… If you want to improve your WordPress site performance, you should install Nginx HTTP server and enable FastCGI caching…. Doing this will greatly improve WordPress performance…

This brief tutorial is going to show students and new users how to install Nginx HTTP server and enable FastCGI on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with PHP 7.2-FPM..

When you combine Nginx webserver and FastCGI module, you will greatly improve your PHP-based applications, including WordPress websites. FastCGI module caches dynamic PHP content that are served through Nginx backend.

When dynamic PHP content is cached, repeated requests for the same content is quickly returned from the cache store, instead of compiling all the dynamic data the make up the page each time a request is made.

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