Not able to install php 5.6 on Ubuntu 10.04

I used all of method to install the php

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:ondrej/php sudo apt update sudo apt-get install -y php5.6

still got this error –
Reading package lists… Done Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done E: Unable to locate package php5.6 E: Couldn’t find any package by regex ‘php5.6’

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Hi @sauraj,

Ubuntu 10.04 has reached it’s end of life about 5 years ago - 01.04.2015. It’s pretty old OS and as such it’s bound to cause issues such as not being able to install newer PHP versions. I’ll highly recommend creating a Droplet with Ubuntu 18.04 and migrating your data there!

Anyway, let’s give it a try and install PHP5.6. FIrst, you’ll need to add the proper repository

sudo apt install software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php
sudo apt update

I can see you’ve tried to add it, however can you try and execute the above 3 commands in the given order again?

Once doe, try again to execute

sudo apt install php5.6

Regards, KDSys