How To Install Php 7.4 In Ubuntu

In this blog post, we will go through the steps to install PHP 7.4 on Ubuntu. PHP is a popular scripting language widely used for web development. PHP 7.4 comes with significant performance improvements, new features, and several bug fixes over the previous versions.

Step 1: Update the system

First, make sure your Ubuntu system is up-to-date. Open your terminal and execute the following command:

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

Step 2: Add the Ondřej Surý PPA

Next, you need to add the Ondřej Surý PPA to your system. This PPA contains the latest versions of PHP, including PHP 7.4. Run the following commands in your terminal:

sudo apt install software-properties-common

Then add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php

Update the package index again:

sudo apt update

Step 3: Install PHP 7.4

Now you can install PHP 7.4 by running the following command:

sudo apt install php7.4

Step 4: Install PHP 7.4 extensions (optional)

You might need to install some PHP extensions for your web application. You can search for available PHP extensions by running:

sudo apt-cache search php7.4-*

Then install the required extensions. For example, to install MySQL, GD, and XML extensions, run:

sudo apt install php7.4-mysql php7.4-gd php7.4-xml

Step 5: Verify the installation

After installation, you can check the PHP version by running:

php -v

You should see the output similar to this:

PHP 7.4.x (cli) (built: DATE) ( NTS )
Copyright (c) The PHP Group
Zend Engine v3.4.0, Copyright (c) Zend Technologies
    with Zend OPcache v7.4.x, Copyright (c), by Zend Technologies

Congratulations! You have successfully installed PHP 7.4 on your Ubuntu system. You can now start using it for your web development projects.