Recently had to look after some old PHP projects. Some these project don’t work well with the PHP 7 so I had to constantly switch between the different versions.
So if you are working on a linux environment(WSL in my case) then you can use this small script to quickly switch between PHP 5 and 7.
if [ $1 = "5" ]; then sudo a2dismod php7.2 sudo a2enmod php5.6 sudo service apache2 restart sudo update-alternatives --set php /usr/bin/php5.6 fi if [ $1 = "7" ]; then sudo a2dismod php5.6 sudo a2enmod php7.2 sudo service apache2 restart sudo update-alternatives --set php /usr/bin/php7.2 fi
Save this with any name that suits you like e.g
remember to make it executable
chmod u+x switch-php.sh
and then use it like
Do have a look at this nice article, to get more information about installing multiple PHP versions.