Hello, friends. In this post, you will learn how to install PHP 8.2 on Debian 11. PHP is a programming language for the web and is the most popular of them all.
Although Debian 11 is a very robust system, this is achieved by including somewhat outdated software and now that Debian 11 is almost two years old, many packages may already be obsolete. A case in point would be PHP.
Debian 11 includes by default version 7.4 of PHP that although it enjoys support and is good, some applications already require higher versions. So, here we have the problem.
Install PHP 8.2 on Debian 11
First, connect via SSH to your server and update it
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
As PHP 8.2 is not in the official Debian 11 repositories, then you have to add one to ease the process.
First install some necessary packages
sudo apt -y install lsb-release apt-transport-https ca-certificates
Then, add the GPG key of it
sudo wget -O /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/php.gpg https://packages.sury.org/php/apt.gpg
Now add the repository in question
echo "deb https://packages.sury.org/php/ $(lsb_release -sc) main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/php.list
Next, refresh the repositories and install PHP 8.2
sudo apt update sudo apt install php8.2 apache2 php8.2-mbstring libapache2-mod-php8.2
And as many as you want.
Testing PHP 8.2 on Debian
To know if the whole process was successful, you can then install a web server like apache and test it.
Now, open the ports
443 in the firewall and create a file in the Apache root
sudo nano /var/www/html/test.php
And add some PHP code
<?php phpinfo(); ?>
Save the changes and close the editor and to apply the changes
sudo systemctl restart apache2
Open your web browser and go to
http://localhost/test.php or if it was on a remote server
And you are done!
PHP 8.2 is a recent version of PHP that will be with us for a while longer. So, it is worth to have it and update the version that already comes with the system.
I hope you liked this post and you can use it.