How to upgrade from PHP 7.0 or PHP 7.2 to PHP 7.3 in Debian

How to upgrade from PHP 7.0 or PHP 7.2 to PHP 7.3 in Debian

Last Updated: April 7, 2020 | Reading Time: < 1 minute

The process, more or less are the same with the previous upgrade from PHP 7.0 to PHP 7.3, but in this article, I will describe in 4 simple steps.

Install Package

Run these commands on your terminal to add a supported PHP version to the repository.

# sudo apt install apt-transport-https lsb-release ca-certificates
# sudo wget -O /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/php.gpg
# sudo sh -c 'echo "deb $(lsb_release -sc) main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/php.list'
#sudo apt-get update

Install PHP 7.3

Run this command to start installing PHP 7.3

#sudo apt-get install php7.3-fpm

Install PHP-MySQL

Run this command to install PHP-MySQL

sudo apt-get install php7.3-mysql

Configure NGINX Server Block

Open domain’s server block

sudo vi /etc/nginx/site-available/


fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/php/php7.2-fpm.sock;


fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/php/php7.3-fpm.sock;

Reload Nginx to start using PHP 7.3

That’s it!

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