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Setup Linode - Part 3 upgrade to PHP 7.3

David Carr

Linode VPS Tutorials Development


    Since the lamp stack comes with PHP 7.0 an upgrade is required.

    First the packages to the server:

    sudo apt install ca-certificates apt-transport-https
    wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -
    echo "deb stretch main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/php.list

    Next update any updates available

    sudo apt update

    Install PHP 7.3

    sudo apt install php7.3

    Install PHP Extensions

    sudo apt install php7.3-cli php7.3-common php7.3-curl php7.3-mbstring php7.3-mysql php7.3-xml

    Install MBString

    sudo apt install php-mbstring

    Activate it

    sudo phpenmod mbstring

    Next install zip and dom

    sudo apt install php-zip
    sudo apt install php7.3-xml

    Enable PHP7.3

    sudo a2enmod php7.3

    To disable PHP7.0

    sudo a2dismod php7.0

    Restart Apache2

    sudo systemctl restart apache2


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