I'm trying to install php7-fpm in my Ubuntu VPS. I've tried

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ondrej/php
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install php7.0

Then, I did

service php7-fpm status

● php7-fpm.service
   Loaded: not-found (Reason: No such file or directory)
   Active: inactive (dead)

/etc/init.d/php-7.0.7-fpm start

-bash: /etc/init.d/php-7.0.7-fpm: No such file or directory

php -v

PHP 7.0.8-4+deb.sury.org~xenial+1 (cli) ( NTS )
Copyright (c) 1997-2016 The PHP Group
Zend Engine v3.0.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2016 Zend Technologies
    with Zend OPcache v7.0.8-4+deb.sury.org~xenial+1, Copyright (c) 1999-2016, by Zend Technologies

How do I properly install it ? and test if it is running ?

  • Are you sure php7.0 installs php7.0-fpm? I would assume you also need to install php7.0-fpm. – Rinzwind Aug 2 '16 at 18:40
  • I'm not sure, but php -v show that I have/using the 7 one. php7.0-fpm is what I am trying to install correct. – cyb3rZ Aug 2 '16 at 18:44
  • Why are you running PHP 7 from a third party repository? What Ubuntu are you on? (PHP 7 is default PHP version in Ubuntu) Note that php7.0-fpm is what you need to install, not php7.0 and nothing else. – Thomas Ward Jul 12 '17 at 0:33

do dpkg -l | grep fpm to confirm if you have php7.0-fpm installed. If not, install it manually:

sudo apt install php7.0-fpm


The service is called php7.0-fpm as you would get by listing the contents of the package:

dpkg -L php7.0-fpm | grep -E "/etc/init|/lib/systemd"

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