Upgrade PHP version to 7 on Ubuntu 14.04 / 16.04


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php

Update the Repository

sudo apt-get update

Install PHP 7 & necessory modules

sudo apt-get install php7.0-cli php7.0-common libapache2-mod-php7.0 php7.0 php7.0-mysql php7.0-fpm

sudo apt-get install mcrypt php7.0-mcrypt php7.0-zip php7.0-soap php7.0-mbstring php7.0-intl php7.0-xml php7.0-curl php7.0-gd

Disable previous PHP version

sudo a2dismod php5

Enable PHP 7

sudo a2enmod php7.0

Restart Apache server

sudo service apache2 restart

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