PHP LTS by Freexian

The PHP LTS service provides alternate PHP releases for various Debian releases.


This service maintains Debian packages for multiple PHP releases and multiple Debian/Ubuntu releases, depending on the needs of its customers. Security updates are provided on all the supported packages (see package availability section).

The service is operated by Freexian with the help of Ondřej Surý (famously known for his PHP backports). It complements nicely the LTS and Extended LTS offerings.


Depending on your needs, there are multiple subscription offers available:

Freexian Offer
Benefit Basic Pro Business
What you are funding
Funding a PHP release or PECL extension makes it available on upstream-supported Debian/Ubuntu releases for all customers and ensures its security support. Extending that support to an unsupported Debian/Ubuntu release requires paying an extra fee.
Number of PHP releases funded 0 1 6
Number of PECL extensions funded 1 3 12
Generic features
Those features apply to all combination of releases that are funded collectively.
Access to APT repositories
Email notifications of new updates
Security support
(publication of regular updates to fix security issues)
Can request support of a PHP release on an unsupported Debian/Ubuntu release
Can share the packages with your own customers
rsync access to host a private mirror of the APT repositories
Custom branding of phpsysinfo()
Access to packaging git repositories
Features restricted to the PHP releases that you help fund
Included email suport
(extra support invoiced at 120 €/hour)
1h/year 2h/year
Direct phone contact for emergencies
Pricing per year
(can be billed by half-year for amounts higher than 1500 €)
Base price 250 € 6 000 € 12 500 €
Funding for an additional PHP release 4 000 € 2 000 € 1 250 €
Extension of support for a PHP release to an unsupported Debian/Ubuntu release (Debian 8/9/10, Ubuntu 16.04/18.04) 1 500 € 1 500 € 750 €
Additional PECL extension 150 €
Price sheet last updated on 2023-09-12.

Package availability

PHP Debian Ubuntu
8 9 10 11 12 16.04 18.04 20.04 22.04 24.04
Status in Freexian repository
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Not available (yet)
Available but not supported
Supported, funded by a single customer
Supported, funded by multiple customers
Upstream support status
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Check out the list of supported PECL extensions to know whether a given extension is already available and supported.

How to subscribe

Please fill the subscription form and send it back to We will then send you the corresponding invoice. Once that invoice has been paid, you will be granted access to our package repositories.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a look at our dedicated FAQ page. If you don’t find the answer that you are looking for, please get in touch with us at


This service would not exist without the support from companies that trust us and take the “business” offer. Many thanks to them!