Install PHP 8.0 on Raspberry Pi

PHP is a programming language that commonly used to create a web applications and dynamic websites. With each release of PHP, new features and various changes are introduced.

This tutorial shows how to install PHP 8.0 on Raspberry Pi.

Connect to Raspberry Pi via SSH and execute commands to download GPG key and add repository.

sudo wget -O /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/php.gpg
echo "deb $(lsb_release -sc) main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/php.list
sudo apt update

Then install PHP 8.0 with command line interface (CLI):

sudo apt install -y php8.0-common php8.0-cli

Check PHP version when installation was finished:

php -version

There are various PHP extensions that provides additional functionality. PHP extensions can be installed using the following syntax:

sudo apt install -y php8.0-extension_name

Execute the following command to install commonly used PHP extensions:

sudo apt install -y php8.0-curl php8.0-gd php8.0-mbstring php8.0-xml php8.0-zip

We can use -m option to check what extensions are installed.

php -m

If we want completely remove any package with a name that starts with php and anything related to it we can execute this command:

sudo apt purge -y php.*

PHP integration with MySQL or MariaDB

In order to use PHP with MySQL or MariaDB database we need to install the following extension:

sudo apt install -y php8.0-mysql

PHP integration with Apache

If we want to integrate PHP with Apache HTTP server then install the following extension:

sudo apt install -y libapache2-mod-php8.0

Once installation was completed restart Apache.

sudo service apache2 restart

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