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Problem to update php in vestacp

Hi, I have a server with VestaCp installed correctly with php5.5 by default. Now want update the version of php to version 5.6 or 7.0 Fisrt step add the repository

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php
sudo apt-get update

Great a see php 5.5, php 5.6 and php 7.0 Second step, install php 5.6

sudo apt-get install php5.6 php5.6-common

All great, in console type php -v

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Now in vestacp creating a info.php and show the php5.5

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In the path /usr/bin

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Where is the error?

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After more test, I tried with this:

a2dismod php5

And

a2enmod php5.6

The result is: Image of php

Remember change template for example edit one website -> select template hosting -> save and select the same website -> template default and save

The step is correct for process?

After the installation of PHP 5.6 did you restart apache with service apache2 restart so the change would take effect?

It appears that there are a lot of threads on the VestaCP forums on upgading PHP and while for some it has been a straightforward process (most often for those running fresh installations) for others there were problems. It also appears that work is underway but reported as 0% done to get VestaCP ready for Ubuntu 16.04 so upgrading is not yet an option.