Install Mysql with PHP 7 support in Ubuntu 16.04 server
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This tutorial will explain how to install Mysql with PHP 7 support in Ubuntu 16.04 server
Install Mysql server in ubuntu 16.04
From the command line run the following command
sudo apt-get install mysql-server mysql-client
You will be asked to provide a password for the Mysql root user
New password for the MySQL "root" user:
Repeat password for the MySQL "root" user:
Install php7 in ubuntu 16.04 server
Run the following commands in ubuntu 16.04 server command prompt this will install mysql supported module for php7
sudo apt-get -y install php7.0 php7.0-mysql
If you want some other modules for php7 you can use the following command to search
sudo apt-cache search php7.0
Now you need to restart apache2 server using the following command
sudo systemctl restart apache2
Test PHP installation
We need to create test.php file under /var/www/html
sudo vi /var/www/html/test.php
add the following code and save the file
Change the owner of the file test.php to the www-data user and group
sudo chown www-data:www-data /var/www/html/test.php
Now go to http://serverip/test.php and you should see similar to the following screen here you can see php7 is enabled for Mysql.
Would recommend that you use MariaDB instead of MySQL, as you will know what changes has been made in MariaDB while Oracle don’t share that information about the changes in MySQL.
All MySQL changes are here: