How to enable php7 module in apache?


When I try to run a2enmod php7.0 - I got message "Considering conflict php5 for php7.0".

After restarting apache - apache can't start.

How to solve this?

Maybe some already enabled modules links to php5?

Params: Ubuntu Wily, Apache 2.4.18, PHP 7.0.4 (works only cli)

This question is tagged with php apache ubuntu

~ Asked on 2016-03-14 13:34:16

The Best Answer is


First, disable the php5 module:

a2dismod php5

then, enable the php7 module:

a2enmod php7.0

Next, reload/restart the Apache service:

service apache2 restart

Update 2018-09-04

wrt the comment, you need to specify exact installed version.

~ Answered on 2016-03-14 14:22:58


I found the solution on the following thread :

Im my case not only the php wasn't working but phpmyadmin aswell i did step by step like that

sudo apt install php libapache2-mod-php
sudo apt install php7.0-mbstring
sudo a2dismod mpm_event
sudo a2enmod mpm_prefork
service apache2 restart

And then to:

gksu gedit /etc/apache2/apache2.conf

In the last line I do add Include /etc/phpmyadmin/apache.conf

That make a deal with all problems


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~ Answered on 2016-05-11 10:27:22

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