How to Enable PHP In Apache

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to enable PHP on your Apache web server.


Check Your PHP Version

From the command line, check your version of PHP using the following command:


php -v
PHP (cli) (built: Oct 6 2020 12:01:28) ( NTS )


Install PHP

If the above command wasn't recognised, you'll need to install PHP on your system using the following commands:


Update Linux:


sudo apt update


Now install PHP with MySQL and mcrypt plugin:


sudo apt-get install php libapache2-mod-php php-mcrypt php-mysql


Enable PHP for Apache

Now enable PHP for Apache using the following command, replacing the version number with the one you have:


sudo a2enmod php7.2


Restart Apache

To apply the changes, restart Apache with the following command:


sudo service apache2 restart