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php – How to enable php7 module in apache?

Posted by: admin April 23, 2020 Leave a comment


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?

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

How to&Answers:

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.


I found the solution on the following thread : https://askubuntu.com/questions/760907/upgrade-to-16-04-php7-not-working-in-browser

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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For Windows users looking for solution of same problem. I just repleced

LoadModule php7_module "C:/xampp/php/php7apache2_4.dll"

in my /conf/extra/httpв-xampp.conf