Install PHP 8.0 on Ubuntu 20.04 | 18.04

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to install PHP 8.0 on Ubuntu 20.04 | 16.04.

PHP 8.0 is a new major version with boat loads of improvements and features. It will officially be released on November 26, 2020.

PHP is a popular scripting language suited for web development. Many of the popular content management systems like WordPress, Joomla and Drupal are PHP based platform.

If you’re going to be developing PHP based applications, you’ll need it installed on the systems you’re developing on.

For students and new users, this post will come in handy if they want to learn how to install it on Ubuntu, with either Apache or Nginx HTTP server.

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How to Install PHP on Ubuntu 20.04 | 18.04

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to install PHP on Ubuntu 20.04 | 16.04.

PHP is a popular scripting language suited for web development. Many of the popular content management systems like WordPress, Joomla and Drupal are PHP based platform.

If you’re going to be developing PHP based applications, you’ll need it installed on the systems you’re developing on.

For students and new users, this post will come in handy if they want to learn how to install it on Ubuntu, with either Apache or Nginx HTTP servers.

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How to Install CakePHP Framework on Ubuntu 18.04 | 16.04

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to install CakePHP Framework on Ubuntu 18.04 | 16.04.

For those who don’t know, CakePHP Framework is a popular PHP development framework that allows rapid apps development and and faster delivery.

With no complicated XML or YAML files, all you need to do is setup your database and you’re ready to start coding.

If you’re looking for a PHP framework with professional support, strong backing from trusted partners, then CakePHP is a great place to start.

For more about CakePHP Framework, please check its homepage.

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Upgrade WordPress to PHP 7.4 | PHP 7.4-FPM on Ubuntu 18.04 | 16.04

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to upgrade WordPress to use PHP 7.4 | PHP 7.4-FPM using Ubuntu.

WordPress 5.3 “Kirk” was recently released with introduction of over 150 new features and usability improvements, including full PHP 7.4 support.

WordPress continues to encourage all users to run the latest and greatest versions of PHP. So if PHP 7.4 is fully supported, you may want to upgrade to it and make use of newest features and enhancements that were released.

Although PHP 7.4 is fully supported with WordPress, some themes and plugins may not. so you probably should make sure your themes and installed plugins support the latest PHP version, or you may run into issues.

If you have validated that all your plugins and themes are PHP 7.4-FPM compatible, continue below to learn how to upgrade your PHP-FPM versions to support the latest version to support WordPress.

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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.To list installed PHP extensions, follow the steps below:

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PHP 7.3.3 Released — Here’s How to Install / Upgrade on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04

The PHP development team has announced the release of PHP 7.3.3 along with PHP 7.2.16 and PHP 7.1.27. These releases fixed many bugs in all three versions.

Since PHP 7.3 is much more stable, this post focuses on that version. If you’re running PHP 7.1 or 7.2 you should consider looking into upgrading to PHP 7.3.

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.

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

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to install or upgrade to PHP 7.3 /  PHP 7.3-FPM on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 LTS servers with Apache2 and Nginx support.

For more about this release, please check its homepage

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Switch WordPress PHP 7.1-FPM to PHP 7.2-FPM to PHP 7.3-FPM with Nginx on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04

WordPress 5.0 and up comes with PHP 7.3-FPM support. If you’re running older versions of PHP-FPM, you can use the steps below to upgrade PHP to 7.3-FPM with Nginx HTTP server running WordPress CMS.

Although WordPress 5.0.1 support PHP 7.3-FPM, some themes and plugins may not. so you probably should make sure your themes and installed plugins support the latest PHP version, or you may run into issues.

If you have validated that all your plugins and themes are PHP 7.3-FPM compatible, continue below to learn how to upgrade your PHP-FPM versions to support the latest version of WordPress.If you haven’t installed WordPress, search our website to learn ow to install it on Ubuntu.

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Upgrading WordPress PHP 7.1 to PHP 7.2 to PHP 7.3 on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 with Apache2

For those who don’t know, the latest version of WordPress ( 5.0.1 ) is built with support for the latest PHP 7.3. If you’re running older versions of PHP like 7.1 or 7.2, you can use the steps below to upgrade PHP to 7.3 with Apache2 HTTP server running WordPress CMS.

Although WordPress 5.0.1 support PHP 7.3, some themes and plugins may not. so you probably should make sure your themes and installed plugins support the latest PHP version, or you may run into issues.

If you have validated that all your plugins and themes are PHP 7.3 compatible, continue below to learn how to upgrade your PHP version to support the latest version of WordPress.If you haven’t installed WordPress, search our website to learnh ow to install it on Ubuntu.

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PHP 7.3 Released — Here’s How to Install / Upgrade on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 | 18.10

The PHP development team has announced the release of PHP 7.3.0, which is the third update of the PHP 7 series and should be compatible with some PHP apps and scripts, including the latest WordPress.

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.

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

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to install or upgrade to PHP 7.3 /  PHP 7.3-FPM on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 LTS servers with Apache2 and Nginx support.

For more about this release, please check its homepage

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Install PHP 7.3 / PHP 7.3-FPM with Apache2 / Nginx on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 | 18.10

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to install or upgrade to PHP 7.3 /  PHP 7.3-FPM on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 LTS servers with Apache2 and Nginx support.

If you’re going to be developing any PHP application, you’re mostly going to need PHP or PHP-FPM 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 homepage


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:

Step 1: Setup PHP with Apache2 HTTP Server

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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:

Below is  a list of some of the bug fixes with this release:

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PHP / PHP-FPM ( 7 .2.10 ) Released — Here’s How to Install / Upgrade on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04

PHP / PHP-FPM 7.2.10 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:

Below is  a list of some of the bug fixes with this release:

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