Can't use echo function in PHP on Ubuntu

Just create my first droplet to Digital Ocean.

I have a Ubuntu 16.04.3 x64.

This is working:

<?= phpinfo(); ?>

This is not working:

<? echo phpinfo(); ?>

It just show in the inspect element tools: <? echo phpinfo(); ?>.

Do I missed something ?



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It is possible that the default configuration disables <? but allows <?= and <?php

This can be changed by editing your php.ini file (in /etc/php5 or /etc/php7.0) so that it includes: