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Setup Digital Ocean - Part 2 Upgrade PHP to 7.3

David Carr

Digital Ocean VPS Tutorials


    Digital Ocean's LAMP comes with PHP 7.2 let's update this to PHP 7.3

    First, install PHP repository from ondrej/php 

    
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php

    Then update and upgrade 

    
    sudo apt update

    Now install PHP modules

    
    sudo apt-get install php7.3 libapache2-mod-php7.3 php7.3-cli php7.3-mysql php7.3-gd php7.3-imagick php7.3-recode php7.3-tidy php7.3-xmlrpc

    Disable 7.2

    
    systemctl restart apache2

    Enable 7.3

    
    sudo a2enmod php7.3

    Restart the server

    
    systemctl restart apache2

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