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How To Change Your PHP Version

Which PHP version should I use?

The PHP coding language is constantly being developed and updated. With each new version released, some PHP functions and capabilities may be removed while others are introduced. Each new version of PHP intends to increase the security and capacities of what the language can do.

Note: Setting changes may take up to 2 hours to take effect.

How do I change the version of PHP for my account?

  1. Log in to your Account Manager.
  2. In the left-side menu, Hosting.
    Click the Hosting button
  3. Under the Hosting Packages page, click on the Manage button for the package/domain where you will be updating the PHP Version.
    Click the Manage button
  4. Under the Configurations tile, click PHP Manager.
    PHP Manager
  5. Click the dropdown next to Switch to Version. Once you have selected and confirmed the PHP version that you will use, click Continue.
    Select the PHP Button and click Continue

Important: If you update your PHP version for WordPress, ensure that your theme and plugins support the new version; otherwise, your site will make errors and may stop working altogether. It would be best if you always kept your plugins and themes updated. If you have an issue, you may need to revert to the prior version of PHP or reach our customer support for any assistance.

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