In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to install the current stable release of PHP 8.1 on Ubuntu 21.04.
PHP is a general-purpose scripting language suitable for web development. Most websites out there are programmed using PHP language because it is:

Fast – PHP is fast because it runs on its own memory space. Also, PHP has Zend engine that parses PHP code and turns it into opcodes, which are then interpreted.
Flexible – PHP is flexible because it allows for almost all databases. MySQL is the de-facto database to connect to because it is open source.
Free and open source
PHP is forgiving – Why do we say PHP is forgiving? Learning it is not so hard, therefore it’s suitable for almost all programmers starting out.
PHP supports major communication protocols i.e. LDAP, IMAP, POP3.

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