Installing PHP 7.4 on Debian 12 is a fundamental task for developers and system administrators. PHP 7.4 offers enhanced performance and features. This guide walks you through the process, ensuring a smooth installation.
Step 1: Update Package Repository
Open the terminal and update the package repository to ensure you have the latest package information.
sudo apt update
Step 2: Install PHP 7.4
Use the following command to install PHP 7.4 along with commonly used extensions.
sudo apt install php7.4 php7.4-cli php7.4-fpm php7.4-json php7.4-common php7.4-mysql php7.4-zip php7.4-gd php7.4-mbstring php7.4-curl php7.4-xml php7.4-bcmath php7.4-json
Step 3: Verify Installation
Check if PHP 7.4 is successfully installed by running:
Step 4: Configure PHP
Edit the php.ini file to configure PHP settings. For example:
sudo nano /etc/php/7.4/cli/php.ini
Step 5: Restart Services
Restart PHP and web server for changes to take effect.
sudo systemctl restart php7.4-fpm sudo systemctl restart apache2 # If using Apache
Step 6: Test PHP
Create a test PHP file in your web server’s root directory, for example, /var/www/html/info.php:
<?php phpinfo(); ?>
Access this file via a web browser (http://your_domain/info.php) to ensure PHP 7.4 is functioning.
Congratulations! You’ve successfully installed PHP 7.4 on Debian 12. This guide provided a step-by-step walkthrough, ensuring a seamless installation process. Harness the power of PHP 7.4 for your web development projects.
Remember to regularly update your server and PHP to ensure security and access to the latest features.
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