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How To Install PHP 7.4 on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Install PHP 7.4 on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install PHP 7.4 on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, PHP 7.4 is a significant update of the PHP language that was “officially” released on November 28, 2019. This is a standard upgrade from now on from the existing PHP 7.3 release to PHP 7.4, which is the last version in the 7 PHP series. There are multiple uses of PHP that make it a strong scripting language option for web development. It operates over the web server and then processes all client requests into HTML files. Another good use of PHP is that it is compatible with different operating systems, like macOS, Windows, and Linux.

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 the step-by-step installation of PHP 7.4 on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install PHP 7.4 on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

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

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install wget apt-transport-https gnupg2 software-properties-common

Step 2. Installing PHP 7.4 on Ubuntu 22.04.

By default, PHP is not available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to add the Ondřej Surý PHP repository to your Ubuntu system:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php

Next, refresh APT to load the new repository and now you can install PHP 7.4 on Ubuntu 22.04:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install apache2 php7.4 php7.4 php7.4-common libapache2-mod-php7.4 php7.4-cli

If you use the Nginx web server, to handle the PHP files, you will need to install PHP-FPM “fastCGI process manager.”:

sudo apt install php7.4 php7.4-fpm php7.4-cli

Once is done, we can test PHP in the command line:

php --version


PHP 7.4.32 (cli) (built: Oct 19 2022 12:25:46) ( NTS )
Copyright (c) The PHP Group
Zend Engine v3.4.0, Copyright (c) Zend Technologies
    with Zend OPcache v7.4.32, Copyright (c), by Zend Technologies

Step 3. Test PHP.

To test PHP, we create a new PHP file in the Apache root directory:

nano /var/www/html/test.php

In this file, paste the following code:


Save and close the file, and try to access it at http://your-IP-address/test.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 PHP 7.4. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing PHP 7.4 on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official PHP website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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