In this tutorial, we will show you how to install PHP 7.4 on Debian 10. For those of you who didn’t know, PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a popular server scripting language known for creating dynamic and interactive Web pages. PHP is a widely-used programming language in the Web.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation PHP 7.4 on a Debian 10 (Buster).
Install PHP 7.4 on Debian 10 Buster
Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running these following
apt commands in the terminal:
Add the Sury PPA for PHP 7.4 package using
Then add the repository:
echo"deb https://packages.sury.org/php/ $(lsb_release -sc) main"|sudotee/etc/apt/sources.list.d/php.list
It’s time to install PHP 7.4 on your system. Don’t forget to update your packages before Installing PHP:
Check the PHP 7.4 is available for installation:
Run the following command to Install additional packages with PHP 7.4 on Debian system:
For Nginx, you need to install FPM, execute the following command to install PHP 7.4 FPM:
To test PHP, create a test file named info.php with the content below. Save the file, then browse to it to see if PHP is working:
Paste the following code:
Try to access it at
http://your_server_ip/info.php. If the PHP info page is rendered in your browser then everything looks good and you are ready to proceed further.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed the PHP. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing PHP 7.4 on Debian 10 Buster system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official PHP website.