Upgrade Cloud9 PHP to 7.1.14 for Laravel 5.3 installationWhen trying to add Laravel 5.3 to Cloud9 composer was failing to run because the PHP version was to low. To upgrade the PHP to version 7.1.14 follow these steps.
sudo apt-get update
Next we download a package that is used to build and install multiple versions of PHP in your $HOME directory.
sudo apt-get install libmcrypt-dev
Lets load PHP
curl -L -O https://github.com/phpbrew/phpbrew/raw/master/phpbrew chmod +x phpbrew sudo mv phpbrew /usr/local/bin/ phpbrew init #In your ~/.bashrc add this [[ -e ~/.phpbrew/bashrc ]] && source ~/.phpbrew/bashrc #Open a new terminal phpbrew lookup-prefix ubuntu
Use php-v to see the version. Should now state 7.0.14
phpbrew install 7.0 +default phpbrew switch php-7.0.14 phpbrew use php-7.0.14