How To Install PHP 7.4 on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install PHP 7.4 on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial we will show you how to install PHP 7.4 on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. 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 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 Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa) server.

Install PHP 7.4 on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt commands in the terminal.

Step 2. Installing PHP 7.4 on Ubuntu 20.04.

Ubuntu 20.04 ships with PHP 7.4 in its upstream repositories. Just install it and the extensions you with the apt package manager:

Once the package has finished installing, we can test PHP in the command line:

Step 3. Test PHP.

To test PHP, create a test file named info.php with he content below. Save the file, then browse to it to see if PHP is working:

In this file, 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.

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed PHP. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) 7.4 on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official PHP website.

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