Previously I was using PHP 5.5.32 on my system, everything was working fine. All the PHP programs and projects were running successfully.

Today, I upgraded to PHP 7.0.4 and the trouble starts for me. Not a single 'Hello World' program is running, forget about the entire project.

Now if I type in the URL of a program in address bar to run in a browser(say"http://localhost/hello.php") I'm getting the PHP code as it is displayed in a browser, which was not happening previously when I was using PHP 5.5.32.

If I run the program from the command line(i.e. the terminal) I get the expected output which comes after execution of PHP code. I run the following command from the terminal and got the output.

$ cd /var/www
$ php hello.php

After googling a bit I came to know that Apache is the only issue responsible for this and for resolving it I have to "rebuild Apache" but no where I found how?

Can someone please help me in this regard please by providing me step-by-step detailed answer?

For reference and detailed understanding of the issue I'm facing you can refer the question below link :

Why after PHP upgrade the program runs from command line but displays the PHP code as it is when run in a browser?

  • How did you install PHP 7? – fkraiem Mar 19 '16 at 12:29
  • @fkraiem: using only these two commands sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ondrej/php and sudo apt-get install php7.0 – PHPLover Mar 19 '16 at 12:39
  • Have you installed libapache2-mod-php7.0 as well? If not, maybe your Apache PHP module is still on PHP 5 (you can see it with dpkg -l | grep libapache2-mod-php). – fkraiem Mar 19 '16 at 12:44
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    sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-php7.0, what else? – fkraiem Mar 19 '16 at 13:06
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    @fkraiem:First of all thank you so much for your help. After executing the above command the PHP started working as previously it does. Just a small request from me. Could you please post it in Answer section so that I could accept it as an answer and it would be pretty much helpful to others as well? Thanks once again. – PHPLover Mar 19 '16 at 13:50

The php7.0 package does not automatically install the Apache module of PHP 7, which is necessary to execute PHP scripts in Apache. It can be installed from the package libapache2-mod-php7.0.

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