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How to install multiple PHP versions on VestaCP

by | Sep 20, 2021

Want to install multiple PHP versions on VestaCP? Read on to find out more about the advice offered by our Support Engineers.

By the time you are done reading this article, you would have mastered the ability to enable different versions of PHP on VestaCP. Our Server Management Services is here to answer your queries.

Install multiple PHP versions on VestaCP

Let’s take a look at how we can enable PHP versions 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, and 7.4 on VestaCP. Furthermore, this how-to is tailored for Debian and Ubuntu.

Prerequisites to install multiple versions on VestaCP: Step 1

The prerequisite for Debian 9 Stretch is:

apt-get update
apt install apt-transport-https ca-certificates
wget -O /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/php.gpg https://packages.sury.org/php/apt.gpg
sh -c 'echo "deb https://packages.sury.org/php/ stretch main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/php.list'

For Debian 8 Jessie, the prerequisite is:

apt-get update
apt install apt-transport-https ca-certificates
wget -O /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/php.gpg https://packages.sury.org/php/apt.gpg
sh -c 'echo "deb https://packages.sury.org/php/ jessie main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/php.list'

The prerequisite for Ubuntu is:

apt-get update
apt install apt-transport-https ca-certificates
wget -O /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/php.gpg https://packages.sury.org/php/apt.gpg

Then go to this link and click Technical Details under Adding this PPA to your system. After that, select the corresponding Ubuntu version. Next, you will obtain two lines in the field box. After that, this has to be added to the /etc/apt/sources.list.d/php.list.

You can add to the PHP repository with the commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php
sudo apt-get update

Prerequisites to install multiple versions on VestaCP: Step 2

Next, run the following commands for Debian and Ubuntu:

apt-get update
a2enmod proxy_fcgi setenvif

For PHP 7.4

apt-get install php7.4-apcu php7.4-mbstring php7.4-bcmath php7.4-cli php7.4-curl php7.4-fpm php7.4-gd php7.4-intl php7.4-mysql php7.4-soap php7.4-xml php7.4-zip php7.4-memcache php7.4-memcached php7.4-zip
update-rc.d php7.4-fpm defaults
a2enconf php7.4-fpm
systemctl restart apache2
cp -r /etc/php/7.4/ /root/vst_install_backups/php7.4/
rm -f /etc/php/7.4/fpm/pool.d/*
wget https://github.com/t0rik/vesta-php-fpm-74/raw/master/PHP-FPM-74.stpl -O /usr/local/vesta/data/templates/web/apache2/PHP-FPM-74.stpl
wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/t0rik/vesta-php-fpm-74/master/PHP-FPM-74.tpl
 -O /usr/local/vesta/data/templates/web/apache2/PHP-FPM-74.tpl
wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/t0rik/vesta-php-fpm-74/master/PHP-FPM-74.sh -O /usr/local/vesta/data/templates/web/apache2/PHP-FPM-74.sh
chmod a+x /usr/local/vesta/data/templates/web/apache2/PHP-FPM-74.sh

PHP 7.3

apt-get install php7.3-apcu php7.3-mbstring php7.3-bcmath php7.3-cli php7.3-curl php7.3-fpm php7.3-gd php7.3-intl php7.3-mysql php7.3-soap php7.3-xml php7.3-zip php7.3-memcache php7.3-memcached php7.3-zip
update-rc.d php7.3-fpm defaults
a2enconf php7.3-fpm
systemctl restart apache2
cp -r /etc/php/7.3/ /root/vst_install_backups/php7.3/
rm -f /etc/php/7.3/fpm/pool.d/*
wget http://dl.mycity.tech/vesta/php-fpm-tpl/PHP-FPM-73.stpl -O /usr/local/vesta/data/templates/web/apache2/PHP-FPM-73.stpl
wget http://dl.mycity.tech/vesta/php-fpm-tpl/PHP-FPM-73.tpl -O /usr/local/vesta/data/templates/web/apache2/PHP-FPM-73.tpl
wget http://dl.mycity.tech/vesta/php-fpm-tpl/PHP-FPM-73.sh -O /usr/local/vesta/data/templates/web/apache2/PHP-FPM-73.sh
chmod a+x /usr/local/vesta/data/templates/web/apache2/PHP-FPM-73.sh

For PHP 7.2

apt-get install php7.2-apcu php7.2-mbstring php7.2-bcmath php7.2-cli php7.2-curl php7.2-fpm php7.2-gd php7.2-intl php7.2-mysql php7.2-soap php7.2-xml php7.2-zip php7.2-memcache php7.2-memcached php7.2-zip
update-rc.d php7.2-fpm defaults
a2enconf php7.2-fpm
systemctl restart apache2
cp -r /etc/php/7.2/ /root/vst_install_backups/php7.2/
rm -f /etc/php/7.2/fpm/pool.d/*
wget http://dl.mycity.tech/vesta/php-fpm-tpl/PHP-FPM-72.stpl -O /usr/local/vesta/data/templates/web/apache2/PHP-FPM-72.stpl
wget http://dl.mycity.tech/vesta/php-fpm-tpl/PHP-FPM-72.tpl -O /usr/local/vesta/data/templates/web/apache2/PHP-FPM-72.tpl
wget http://dl.mycity.tech/vesta/php-fpm-tpl/PHP-FPM-72.sh -O /usr/local/vesta/data/templates/web/apache2/PHP-FPM-72.sh
chmod a+x /usr/local/vesta/data/templates/web/apache2/PHP-FPM-72.sh

PHP 7.1

apt-get install php7.1-apcu php7.1-mbstring php7.1-bcmath php7.1-cli php7.1-curl php7.1-fpm php7.1-gd php7.1-intl php7.1-mcrypt php7.1-mysql php7.1-soap php7.1-xml php7.1-zip php7.1-memcache php7.1-memcached php7.1-zip
update-rc.d php7.1-fpm defaults
a2enconf php7.1-fpm
systemctl restart apache2
cp -r /etc/php/7.1/ /root/vst_install_backups/php7.1/
rm -f /etc/php/7.1/fpm/pool.d/*
wget http://dl.mycity.tech/vesta/php-fpm-tpl/PHP-FPM-71.stpl -O /usr/local/vesta/data/templates/web/apache2/PHP-FPM-71.stpl
wget http://dl.mycity.tech/vesta/php-fpm-tpl/PHP-FPM-71.tpl -O /usr/local/vesta/data/templates/web/apache2/PHP-FPM-71.tpl
wget http://dl.mycity.tech/vesta/php-fpm-tpl/PHP-FPM-71.sh -O /usr/local/vesta/data/templates/web/apache2/PHP-FPM-71.sh
chmod a+x /usr/local/vesta/data/templates/web/apache2/PHP-FPM-71.sh

For PHP 7.0

apt-get install php7.0-apcu php7.0-mbstring php7.0-bcmath php7.0-cli php7.0-curl php7.0-fpm php7.0-gd php7.0-intl php7.0-mcrypt php7.0-mysql php7.0-soap php7.0-xml php7.0-zip php7.0-memcache php7.0-memcached php7.0-zip
update-rc.d php7.0-fpm defaults
a2enconf php7.0-fpm
systemctl restart apache2
cp -r /etc/php/7.0/ /root/vst_install_backups/php7.0/
rm -f /etc/php/7.0/fpm/pool.d/*
wget http://dl.mycity.tech/vesta/php-fpm-tpl/PHP-FPM-70.stpl -O /usr/local/vesta/data/templates/web/apache2/PHP-FPM-70.stpl
wget http://dl.mycity.tech/vesta/php-fpm-tpl/PHP-FPM-70.tpl -O /usr/local/vesta/data/templates/web/apache2/PHP-FPM-70.tpl
wget http://dl.mycity.tech/vesta/php-fpm-tpl/PHP-FPM-70.sh -O /usr/local/vesta/data/templates/web/apache2/PHP-FPM-70.sh
chmod a+x /usr/local/vesta/data/templates/web/apache2/PHP-FPM-70.sh

Now, go to Vesta and edit WEB and select the required domain and choose: Needed PHP version.

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Conclusion

In conclusion, we learned how to install multiple versions of PHP on VestaCP via Debian and Ubuntu from the experts at Bobcares.

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