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How do I install latest PHP in supported Ubuntu versions (like 5.4.x in Ubuntu 12.04)?

I am trying to update to php 5.4 in Ubuntu 12.04, and I can only get 5.3.6 using official repositories (using apt-get). I'm not really sure how to do a manual update – I'm sorta new to ubuntu, but I ...
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What's the easiest way to set up a LAMP stack?

I set up a new VPS instance of Ubuntu and am wondering what the easiest way is to get up and running with a basic LAMP stack (i.e. which packages are required, which configuration options need to be ...
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php not executing on apache server

I have just reinstalled apache and php5 but when I visit my doc root it just downloads a "download" file and when I try documentroot/index.php it just downloads the php, I have php installed but it ...
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Installing PHP 5.3 in Ubuntu 14.04

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and am trying to install php 5.3. But when I run apt-get install php5 it's installing php 5.5.9-1ubuntu4. I need to use php 5.3 in the system because the ...
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How to have my PHP Send mail?

I installed Ubuntu 11.04, LAMP using tasksel. I find that PHP mail() does not work. I suppose I need to enable it or something? How do I do that?
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How to downgrade from PHP 5.4 to 5.3

Recently I upgraded PHP to 5.4, but it seems to be failing on me because APC isn't working with it, however this gave me no choice but to downgrade to 5.3, how can I do this? I executed apt-get ...
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How to downgrade PHP from 5.3.x to 5.2.x

I need to downgrade my PHP to 5.2.x from 5.3.x Certain software I currently use requires it. I found all these link explaining how to do it but they no longer work because they show you how to use ...
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Unable to set password for the mysql “root” user

I am new to Ubuntu. I am running Ubuntu 12.10. I am trying to install apache,php,mysql. However I have installed apache and it is running perfectly. sudo apt-get install apache2 But when I tried to ...
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How to have two version of PHP installed and switch easily?

I want to have both PHP 5.2.17 and PHP 5.3.5 installed on my Ubuntu machine and switch as per my necessity. How can I achieve this?
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Install Apache, Php, Mysql latest versions not available via apt

I need to install the latest versions of apache, php and mysql that are available on their websites, but the problem is that apt repositories don't have these updates versions yet. Versions that I ...
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Downgrade PHP to PHP5.2?

I want to install PHP 5.2 in Ubuntu 11.04 , I had some script that did that thing good but only on Ubuntu 9, anyone has a script / instructions how to do it?
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How to install PHP 7?

PHP 7 came out yesterday and I would like to give it a try. PHP 7.0.0 comes with a new version of the Zend Engine, numerous improvements and new features such as Improved performance: PHP ...
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What are some good PHP editors? [closed]

I'm currently using PhpStorm by Idea JetBrains, but its buggy and I'm really looking for something that will allow me to get work done without too much hassle. Please limit one IDE/Editor an answer.
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.php files are downloaded instead of being parsed by Apache

I have Xampp on Ubuntu 11.04. .php files are downloaded instead of parsed by Apache! How do I get Apache to parse them?
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Mcrypt extension is missing in 14.04 server for mysql

The php mcrypt extension on ubuntu 14.04 shows that it is installed properly, but phpmyadmin says: The mcrypt extension is missing. Please check your PHP configuration. My current php config is ...
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Where are the Apache and PHP log files?

I've installed Apache, PHP, and MySQL on Ubuntu 10.10 desktop edition, and it's working fine. Except I have no clue where to look for Apache or PHP log files.
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How to configure Apache to run PHP as FastCGI on Ubuntu 12.04 via terminal?

I'm relatively new to the world of unix command line web server management/administration. Many hosts with control panel administration options allow you to change how PHP is run with a simple ...
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default permissions for /var/www

I was trying to open a file and write to it with PHP at /var/www folder but it wasn't working so I did sudo chmod 777 var/www now I want to set the permissions for var/www to the default. what are ...
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Default file permissions for php user www-data

I have a php installed on my ubuntu machine. The web root is /var/www I set the permissions for this folder like so: sudo chown -R ftpuser:www-data /var/www ftpuser is the user I set up so I ...
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phpmyadmin throws a 404 on opening

I have installed php5 and phpMyAdmin from the Ubuntu Software Centre on a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.04. when I enter localhost in my browser the following is displayed: It works! This is the ...
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can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' [duplicate]

I just installed appache, MySQL and PHP, suring my installation, I was prompted for a MySQL root user password, but when I start my MySQL, it pops the error, and I just can't seem to find a way around ...
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Install PHP 5.3 on Ubuntu 13.04

How I could install an old PHP version on Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) -preferably version 5.3.3?
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How To Set Up the Ubuntu 14.* Included X-Windows(xUbuntu) / MySql / PHP (Apache 2 ) In VMware

I had used Linux system for near decade , but now I need to use it again because I want to use more open resources and try to use like DevOpe solutions so that I hope I can give me some notices and ...
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Send an email from the localserver using PHP

I am trying to send an email to my thunderbird or google acount using PHP from a local server in Ubuntu. I have used the mail() function in PHP. I have done some research and apparently you can not ...
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Apache / MySql is not running. What is wrong?

I installed lampp / xampp on my Ubuntu 12.04. After installing, Apache and MySQL were running properly. Now, they're not. Here's what I get when I try to run apache: Command: /etc/init.d/apache2 ...
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Php doesn't work on Apache server

I installed LAMP sudo tasksel install lamp-server I can run my site, but the php code is just displayed as text. I have tried this solution, but it didn't help me. When I try to run php script ...
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PHP5.4 Unable to load dynamic library gd.so undefined symbol: gdGetC

I installed PHP5.4 from PPA ppa:ondrej/php5-oldstable in my Ubuntu 12.04.2. Then all of my image processing scripts got broken. Turns out the php5-gd library isn't loaded. $ php -a PHP Warning: PHP ...
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What is the easiest way to enable PHP on nginx?

What is the easiest way to enable PHP on nginx on Ubuntu 12.04? Best solution is the one that request minimal work, ideally just a package installation :)
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How to solve the phpmyadmin not found issue after upgrading php and apache?

Recently I have install the PHP, Apache, MySQL, phpMyAdmin, python in my Ubuntu Desktop 12.04.3 LTS to use it as a LAMP server. The commands I used to install these are given below: 1: sudo passwd 2: ...
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Can't use PHP extension Mcrypt in Ubuntu 13.10 (Nginx, PHP-FPM) [duplicate]

I installed a fresh Ubuntu 13.10 on my laptop. Like I usually do, I install the packages I need for Web development, which are nginx, php5-fpm, mysql, php5-mysql, php5-mcrypt and a few others. After ...
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php is not working well on ubuntu 13.10 and mcrypt is missing in phpmyadmin

I've upgraded from UBUNTU 13.04 to 13.10 but I can not work with php pages or phpmyadmin . I've tried this way to install lamp on ubuntu sudo apt-get install lamp-server^ phpmyadmin and I've done all ...
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Update server php version to 5.4.10 via the command line

Im setting up a vps for the first time from scratch, the host has a one click LAMP installer which took out allot of the leg work, but running phpinfo(); i found im running 5.3.10. So id like to ...
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what happened to json_encode in 13.10 php?

Just updated to saucy 13.10 and json_encode is missing from the bundled php. json doesn't appear in the phpinfo() output and i'm getting this error in my app: PHP Fatal error: Call to undefined ...
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How can I configure Postfix to send all email through my Gmail account?

I'm trying to send an email through Google from my localhost. (via PHP5.3) But Google keeps on blocking my requests. I tried to follow the solutions given to a few similar questions, but for some ...
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Manually Start LAMP Server

I setup a LAMP server on my desktop Ubuntu install for testing web applications. How do I set it to only run when I tell it to rather than at startup? It is not used as a production web server but ...
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When will PHP 5.6 be in the official Canonical repos?

I imagine it won't up until 14.10 is released, but even if that is the case, could we expect to see it show up in the repos that 14.04 uses?
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How to update to PHP 5.3.10 in 10.04?

I'm new to Linux and have only the basic experience with Ubuntu and installing LAMP Server. I've successfully installed all using the "apt-get install" method. My problem is I want to update PHP 5.3.2 ...
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How to rollback to PHP 5.2?

I have just installed a 10.04 LTS on my development server but the system that I need to run on it (Magento ecommerce) is not compatible with PHP 5.3 which ships with the newest version of Ubuntu. Is ...
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Ubuntu One Oauth login from PHP

I have searched the whole internet trying to find a simple example that could point me in the right direction, but no luck, so here comes my questions: I want to log into Ubuntu One and sync (or ...
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Cannot run cron job for a php script

I want to run a php script using cron job on localhost my script is situated at - /opt/lampp/htdocs/rrugd/myscript.php now as opt is under root, i tried adding the cron job for root as well as ...
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How to upgrade PHP version to the latest stable released version? Let's say how to upgrade from PHP 5.5.19 to PHP 5.5.20?

I'm using a system running on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit OS. I'm currently using following PHP version on this machine: Command used to get the below info at terminal : php -v Details I got are as ...
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How to access a website under Ubuntu

I am newbie to Ubuntu and trying to migrate from Windows but there is something I can't understand in web developing. In windows I just install the server and make a folder in the www folder or ...
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How to enable SFTP Support in cURL?

I have installed curl-7.27.0 and it is working fine how ever it is not working is run below command to find whether it is now, but it showed that : Result of the command curl -V ...
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Easiest way to upgrade php to latest version? [duplicate]

I'm seeing info on how to upgrade from a specific version to another, and that is what I want to do (currently 3.3.6), but is there a simple command to do this? I'm a complete ubuntu/linux noob so I ...
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Downgrade PHP 5.6 to PHP 5.5

I installed Ubuntu 15.04, but I need to use PHP 5.5 and in 15.04 the standard is PHP 5.6 I added the PPA: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php5 But when I tried to install, I got: The following ...
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Php broken, “held broken packages” error on install [duplicate]

I've completely destroyed everything and now php wont install. I had php5.4 and everything was great. I then needed to run Magento locally which wasnt working. I saw one of the requirements was ...
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PHP and MySQL not communicating

I have come to the conclusion that my PHP installation and my MySQL installation are not getting along; I’m working on making my first web page that uses MySQL for content, but after two days, man ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 gives “Package 'libapache2-mod-auth-mysql' has no installation candidate” error [closed]

UPDATE: Because Apache 2.4 is the default version (instead of the previous 2.2) this error occurs. However as can be seen here all future versions of Ubuntu 13.10 and above will not support this ...
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Upgrade PHP version to 5.3 on Ubuntu

How can I do a version upgrade from 5.2 to 5.3? php update/upgrade is saying I'm using the latest version. I'm using Ubuntu Server 9.04
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500 Error on index.php file

I have found a question very similar to this, which I thought would solve my problem. However, after changing my .htaccess file, with index.php on the end of the list, and then index.php as the only ...