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How do I install different (upgrade or downgrade) PHP version in still supported Ubuntu release?

I am trying to update to install PHP 5.5, 5.6 or 7.0 in Ubuntu 12.04/14.04/16.04 LTS, and I can only get PHP 5.3.10 for Ubuntu 12.04, PHP 5.5.9 for Ubuntu 14.04 or PHP 7.0.4 for Ubuntu 16.04 using ...
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How do I install curl in php5?

I currently have PHP 5.3 installed with Apache in 10.04 Lucid. How can I add the PHP Curl libraries? Do I need to install any other dependencies for curl?
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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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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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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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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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Global Installation of Composer (manual)

I followed composer manual (global installation of composer (manual)) to install composer on Ubuntu. $ ll /usr/local/bin/ total 4760 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2012-03-29 08:29 ./ drwxr-xr-x 10 ...
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Find the correct php.ini file

I am currently trying to locate the correct php.ini file to edit it and restart apache so the changes will take place and I'm stumped. What I have done... I have found three different php.ini files ...
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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 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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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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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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Cannot get mcrypt for PHP5

I've done this many times: sudo aptitude install php5-mcrypt sudo apache2ctl restart aptitude says mcrypt is installed. I've reinstalled it 3 times already. I've restarted apache about 20 times ...
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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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Apache virtualhosts no longer working after update to 13.10

I updated my kubuntu to 13.10 today and my virtualhosts that worked perfectly before are no longer working. the s2ensite and a2dissite commands claim "site xxxxxx does not exists" even the files are ...
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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 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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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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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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Ubuntu php5-fpm unix socket

I have Ubuntu 11.10 and installed php5-fpm and I want to configure nginx. I want to use unix sockets instead of tcp sockets but I couldn't find the /var/run/php5-fpm.sock I have looked also ...
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Installing PHP 5.6 on Xenial (16.04)

I need to use php5 (5.6) because I'm working on a Drupal 7 project which doesn't support php7. The problem is I recently updated to ubuntu 16.04 Xenial which seems to no longer support php5. I tried ...
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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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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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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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How do I upgrade PHP version to the latest stable released version?

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 can I downgrade from PHP 7 to PHP 5.6 on Ubuntu 16.04? [duplicate]

I am trying to revert my PHP version to 5.6 from 7 and though I removed PHP 7 and then installed PHP 5.6 I still seem to be running version 7. Is there a simple method for moving through PHP versions ...
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Install PECL packages on ubuntu

I've tried it a 100 times I'm really new to Ubuntu and ended with a bunch of error that I don't even understand can any one please help me?? Here is what I did: I installed PHP I installed libcurl ...
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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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How to compelety remove php?

I need to clean up my server from PHP 5.3 packages (there are plenty of them) in order to be able to compile PHP 5.2. I am wondering what is the easiest/safest method to get rid of them all? Thanks
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How do I enable the mod_rewrite Apache module for Ubuntu 11.04?

In other linux like CentOS, it works but i am not getting it running in Ubuntu 11.04. /var/www/html/folder/public/.htaccess: Invalid command 'RewriteEngine', perhaps misspelled or defined by a module ...
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PHP script 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 file. I have PHP installed ...
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php5-imap on Ubunut 14.04 is not enabled

After apt-get install php5-imap I still have to manually do php5enmod imap which seems odd and inconsistent. Is there any particular reason for this?
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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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PHP not working in Apache2 after system upgrade

Recently upgraded my system from Karmic to Lucid. This involved Apache and PHP being updated I believe. Now my server is unable to handle PHP files, any navigation to them is triggering downloading ...
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How to set environment variable before running script inside hooks/install?

I am create a simple charm to get my symfony2 webapp from git and deploy it on ec2. After getting the source from git, I want to run composer to resolve dependencies but I keep getting this error: ...
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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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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 install 32-bit version of libstdc++.so.6 on a 64 bit machine

I need to install the 32-bit version of libstdc++.so.6 on a 64 bit Ubuntu 8.04.2 server. when i tried apt-get install ia32-libs, it says root@devserver:~/downloads# apt-get install ia32-libs ...
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Nginx/PHP-FPM “Access denied.” error

I'm trying to set up a freshly installed Ubuntu (12.04) server, but I can't get PHP files running through php-fpm. No matter what I do, I always get a "Access denied." page (plain text, not html or ...
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Upgrade to 16.04. php7 not working in browser

I just upgraded from 14.10 to 16.04 and am not sure how to configure PHP 7 in apache. I did modify the php7.0.conf file to uncomment that last lines, restarted apache2 and no change. Do I need to ...
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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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Installing APC. Use pecl or apt-get?

I have seen guides that use apt-get install php-apc and guides that use pecl install apc. Is one method better then the other? Or is just two different methods of installing the same thing? What is ...
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Strange POST requests to my Ubuntu server - am I in trouble?

I have an Ubuntu Server 12.04 installed on a VM. This server has apache2-mpm-prefork and libapache2-mod-php5 installed. I was looking through the logs and recently came across these rather ...
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Can a server handle simultaneous shell commands?

I'm writing a very simple browser based MP3 player in PHP. Part of this project requires that every MP3 file is converted to a WAV file. There's a function in PHP called shell_exec that allows you to ...
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How do I install PHP-FPM 5.4 on 12.04?

I would like to install PHP 5.4 with FPM on a 12.04 virtual machine. The popular PPA solution for installing PHP 5.4 doesn't seem to include the php5-fpm package. What's the best way to install this ...
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What does .: mean in php include_path?

I'm trying to install Zend on a machine running xampp. Zend's help file says that in order to set up the command-line tools, I need to make sure that the contents of the /library directory are placed ...
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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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How do I correctly enable PHP 5.5's OPCache in Ubuntu 14.04?

I'm setting up a local server to test configurations; it's a clean 14.04 LAMP server, as selected during OS install. If I understand correctly, OPCache comes with PHP 5.5 (php -v confirms this) but ...
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How to install PHP `mbstring` extension in Ubuntu?

What is PHP mbstring extension ? What is the perfect way to install this extension on Ubuntu 14 ? Thanks, Regards,
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how to correctly install apache2, php5, mysql and phpmyadmin

What is the most correct method of installing apache 2 server, php5, mysql and phpMyAdmin? I installed it this week, and I had a lot problems without solutions, so now that I reinstalled Ubuntu 13.04 ...