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Want to install PHP 8.0 as well as many PECL extensions in your Ubuntu Server? Well there’s a well trusted PPA that contains the packages for all current Ubuntu releases.

Ondřej Surý, a Debian Developer who maintains the official PHP packages in Debian, is maintaining an Ubuntu PPA that contains the latest PHP 5.6, PHP 7.0, PHP 7.1, PHP 7.2, PHP 7.3, PHP 7.4, and PHP 8.0 packages as well as PECL extensions for all current Ubuntu releases.

1.) Simply open terminal or connect to your remote Ubuntu server, and run command to make sure software-properties-common is installed:

sudo apt install software-properties-common

2.) Then run command to add the php PPA repository by running command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php

For non-UTF-8 locales, run LC_ALL=C.UTF-8 add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php

3.) If you are using php-gearman, you need to run command to add the gearman PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/pkg-gearman

I’m using Nginx web server, and it’s recommended to add the Nginx stable PPA instead:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/nginx

If you’re using Apache2, adding the apache2 PPA is recommended:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/apache2

4.) Finally refresh system package cache and install php 8.0 packages via command:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install php8.0-fpm libapache2-mod-php8.0 php8.0-mysql php8.0-xml

There are also many other packages available, e.g., php8.0-amqp, php8.0-apcu, php8.0-memcache, php8.0-memcached, and more. Just add or remove package names after “sudo apt install” depends what you need.

In all previous commands, you can replace php8.0 with php7.4, php7.3, php7.2, php7.0, or php5.6 to install a specify version of PHP packages

Uninstall PHP:

To remove an Ubuntu PPA, add --remove flag in adding PPA command. For instance, remove php PPA via command:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:ondrej/php

Instead of removing Ubuntu PPA, you can also purge PPA which also downgrade installed packages to the stock version in Ubuntu repositories.

sudo apt install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:ondrej/php

To remove a php package, simply run command:

sudo apt remove Package_Name_Here

This tutorial show you how to install LAMP in Ubuntu 13.10 Server. LAMP stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP. It is a combination of these 4 that suitable for building high-availability heavy-duty dynamic web sites.

Linux is a Unix-like and POSIX-compliant operating system. Ubuntu is one of popular Linux distributions.

Apache is a HTTP web server, the most popular in use. It serves webpages when they’re requested by the web browsers. When you type an URL on your web server and press Enter, the pages you see on screen is most likely served by Apache webserver.

MySQL is a database management system now owned by Oracle Corporation. It stores and organizes references to the information the webserver needs.

PHP is a reflective programming language, which makes it possible for all these different parts to work together.

Tutorial Objectives:

  • Install LAMP Stack in Ubuntu 13.10 Server
  • Enjoy!

To get started, run single command below to install them:

sudo apt-get install lamp-server^

While the installing process, you’ll be prompt to set a password for MySQL root user.

To check out if Apache is working, type http://ubuntuserverip in client web browser or localhost in the local browser:

apache is working

To check out if PHP is working, run command below to create a test php file in root of Apache webserver directory:

sudo vi /var/www/info.php

Press i to start editing, and type in following lines:


After that, press Esc to exit editing. Press Shift + : and followed by wq and Enter to save the changes.

Now, type http://ubuntuserverip/info.php in client’s browser or localhost/info.php in local browser, you’ll see:

php & mysql is working

Scroll down to find out if there’s a section about Mysql, it means that Mysql is working too!

Now your LAMP server is up and working, see how to install wordpress in Ubuntu 13.10.