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Setup Digital Ocean - Part 2 Upgrade PHP to 7.3

David Carr

VPS Tutorials Digital Ocean


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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