In this tutorial we will show you how to install PHP on Linux Mint 19. For those of you who didn’t know, PHP is a popular general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited to web development. Most of the popular PHP frameworks and applications including WordPress, Laravel, Drupal and Nextcloud are compatible with PHP 7 .
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 on a Linux Mint 19 (Tricia) server.
Install PHP on Linux Mint 19
Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running these following apt commands in the terminal:
We add an external PPA to install PHP 7.3. However, first, you have to install these required packages:
Next, install PHP 7.3 and some of the most commonly used extensions:
Once it is completed, you can ensure that the latest stable release of PHP 7.3 is installed on your system by using the command:
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:
Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed PHP. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing PHP 7.3 on your Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official PHP website.