# Ubuntu – PHP 5.6 not used by Apache instead it uses PHP 5.5

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I am trying to upgrade my PHP version from 5.5 to 5.6 so I can get Laravel working. So I followed the instructions from here but instead of adding this repository:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php5-5.6


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php5


anything else didn't work. Afterwards I installed PHP and to test the version I did this:

php -v


which gave me this:

PHP 5.6.28-1+deb.sury.org~trusty+1


however when I navigate to the server in my browser phpinfo() showed this:

PHP Version 5.5.9-1ubuntu4.20


Why is that happening, why isn't Apache loading the new version?

Also, in my /etc folder I have two php folders one is: /etc/php5 (which I think contains php5.5) and another called: /etc/php (which I think contains php5.6).

• I found out that I have the following files inside /etc/apache2/mods-available/

php5.6.conf
php5.conf
php5filter.conf
php7.0.conf


so what I did is the following

sudo a2dismod php5.load


and then

sudo a2enmod php5.6.load


that switched the version the apache was using to 5.6 and voila problem solved : )