How To Install PHP 7.3 fpm On Ubuntu 19.10, 18.xx for Nginx Vultr

Learn How To Install PHP 7.3 fpm On Ubuntu 19.10, 18.xx for Nginx Vultr

First step you need to add Ondrej PHP PPA repository and Install the common softwares.

sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:ondrej/php

now you need to update,

sudo apt-get update

Now to Install PHP 7.3-FPM on Ubuntu and PHP extensions run the following command:

sudo apt install php7.3-fpm php7.3-common php7.3-zip php7.3-curl php7.3-xml php7.3-xmlrpc php7.3-json php7.3-mysql php7.3-pdo php7.3-gd php7.3-imagick php7.3-ldap php7.3-imap php7.3-mbstring php7.3-intl php7.3-cli php7.3-recode php7.3-tidy php7.3-bcmath php7.3-opcache

To check php version on Ubuntu 19.10, run

php -v

Your PHP ini file is found on the following directory in Ubuntu 19.10


I prefer editing the PHP ini file using an sftp software than nano or vim and click control+ F to search for terms and edit the values like mine below

max_execution_time = 160
max_input_time = 370
max_input_vars = 6000
memory_limit = 248M
cgi.fix_pathinfo = 0
file_uploads = On
upload_max_filesize = 1000M
allow_url_fopen = On
date.timezone = Africa/Lusaka

Now you need to Restart Nginx And PHP-FPM

sudo systemctl restart nginx.service
sudo systemctl restart php7.3-fpm

That’s it you are done. Feel free to comment for help.

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