This tutorial will guide you through the process from scratch. Please note some preliminary notes about this particular setup, useful in case that you already have some requested package:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install perl apache2 zip gzip tar sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php sudo apt update sudo apt install php5.6 libapache2-mod-php5.6 php5.6-curl php5.6-gd php5.6-mbstring php5.6-mcrypt php5.6-mysql php5.6-xml php5.6-xmlrpc
If you need to disable php 7.0 (or any different version) before proceeding, do the following:
Then proceed with:
That last command should give 'enabled' or 'already enabled' as output!
If you are installing it under a virtual machine on VMware, please do the following:
sudo apt-get install open-vm-tools
Now restart Apache:
service apache2 restart
Now Apache is installed and configured for php.
Try to open a Browser and type
localhost, it should display the test page for Apache.
To change the timezone for php, open the following file
sudo vim /etc/php/5.6/apache2/php.ini
And edit as following, uncommenting and editing with the timezone that you prefer:
date.timezone = Europe/Rome
Extra step 1
If you are installing a tarball (tar.gz) on Apache, unzip it into
/var/www/html (it's the default root location)
sudo cp tarball.tar.gz /var/www/html/ cd /var/www/html/ sudo tar -zxf tarball.tar.gz
Extra step 2
Please note that you may also need to change permissions to www-data, because default permissions are to root and this can give some writing issues.
sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/