In this video, we will be discussing how to install Multiple PHP Versions on Ubuntu 16.04. Ubuntu 16.04 LTS servers assign the PHP 7.0 version by default. Although PHP 5.6 is currently EOL (end of life) as of December of 2018, some applications may not be compatible with PHP 7.0. For this tutorial, we will instruct you on how to switch between PHP 7.0 and PHP 5.6 for Apache and the overall default PHP version for Ubuntu.
apt-get update -y.
apt-get install -y software-properties-common
add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php -y
apt-get install -y php5.6
a2dismod php7.0; a2enmod php5.6; systemctl restart apache2
echo "<?php phpinfo(); ?>" > /var/www/html/phpinfo.php
curl -s http://localhost/phpinfo.php | grep "PHP Version" | tail -1
update-alternatives --config php
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