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How to install PHP and MySQL on Ubuntu 20.x

by John Doe

Installing PHP on Ubuntu 20 can be a tricky process, but with the proper guidance, it can be a relatively straightforward task. PHP is an open-source scripting language used for developing dynamic web applications. It’s widely used in web development, and is a popular choice for building websites and applications.

If you’re a web developer who’s looking to install PHP on Ubuntu 20, you’ve come to the right place. In this blog, we’ll walk you through the steps of installing PHP on Ubuntu 20. Let’s get started.

Step 1: Install Apache

The first step to installing PHP on Ubuntu 20 is to install the Apache web server. Apache is the most popular web server and is the primary choice for web hosting. To install Apache on Ubuntu 20, open a terminal window and run the following command:

sudo apt-get install apache2

Once the installation is complete, you can check that Apache is running by entering the following command in the terminal window:

sudo systemctl status apache2

If Apache is running, you will see a message saying so.

Step 2: Install PHP

Now that Apache is installed, you can move on to installing PHP. To do so, enter the following command in the terminal window:

sudo apt-get install php8.1

This command will install the latest version of PHP 8.1, which is the recommended version for Ubuntu 20. Once the installation is complete, you can check that PHP is installed by entering the following command in the terminal window:

php -v

If PHP is installed, it should display the version number of the installed PHP version.

Step 3: Install MySQL

The last step is to install MySQL, which is a database system used by many websites and applications. To install MySQL on Ubuntu 20, enter the following command in the terminal window:

sudo apt-get install mysql-server

Once the installation is complete, you can check that MySQL is installed by entering the following command in the terminal window:

mysql -V

If MySQL is installed, it should display the version number of the installed MySQL version.

And that’s it! You have successfully installed PHP on Ubuntu 20 on your offshore server. If you encounter any issues during the installation process, feel free to reach out to our support team for assistance.

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