I had an outdated version of PHP on my system, so attempted to upgrade from
I followed the following steps on my Digital Ocean Ubuntu droplet:
I installed Ondřej Surý's PPA and selected
5.6 as well as other packages related to the main one, like the XML package.
When I do
php -v on my server, it says
PHP 5.6.29-1+deb.sury.org~trusty+1 (cli) Copyright (c) 1997-2016 The PHP Group Zend Engine v2.6.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2016 Zend Technologies with Zend OPcache v7.0.6-dev, Copyright (c) 1999-2016, by Zend Technologies
This indicated to me that the update went through.
But when I restart my apache server and check the error logs, it says
Apache/2.4.7 (Ubuntu) PHP/5.5.9-1ubuntu4.20 configured -- resuming normal operations
I believe the latest version of Magento on my server is giving me this error (
HTTP 500) because it is using the wrong version of PHP...
How do I fix this? Thank you.