Category Archives: Ubuntu / Debian

Increase / add swap space on EasyEngine

EasyEngine provides you with 1GB of swap space by default, but sometimes you’d like a little bit more. Here is how you can increase the swap space:

Edit /etc/dphys-swapfile and set the following:

CONF_SWAPSIZE=2000
CONF_MAXSWAP=2000

Run:

dphys-swapfile swapoff
dphys-swapfile setup
dphys-swapfile swapon

That’s it! Verify your new swap space with htop or top

Installing PHP 7 on Debian Jessie

Add this to the file /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb http://packages.dotdeb.org jessie all
deb-src http://packages.dotdeb.org jessie all

Then run:

wget https://www.dotdeb.org/dotdeb.gpg
sudo apt-key add dotdeb.gpg
sudo apt-get update

Time to install PHP!

sudo apt-get install php-7.0

Installing support for certain packages is easy, just replace php5- with php7-!

Note: These instuctions do not work on ARM-based devices, such as the Raspberry Pi.

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