On our servers you have the option of using different versions of PHP. The default version can be easily be changed by using the PHP Configuration option in cPanel.

Please note, when using the PHP Configuration option in cPanel, this will be an account level change. This will affect all domains and sites on the account.

Switching PHP Version

  1. To switch your PHP version, begin by logging into your cPanel account
  2. Under Software/Services, click the PHP Configuration icon.

  3. php-configuration

  4. On the next page, choose the PHP version you wish to run and click the Update button.


  5. The PHP version can be changed at any time.

If you have any questions or need any assistance, please feel free to contact us.

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2012-02-14 9:41 am
I don't have the PHP configuration icon, only PHP pear packages
13,688 Points
2012-02-14 10:56 am
Hello genegun,

Thank you for contacting us regarding PHP 5.3. If you are not currently on a server with PHP 5.3, an account move to a server with PHP 5.3 will need to be requested. I have also responded to the email you sent regarding your PHP version. Please respond to that email with the requested account verification (AMP password or last 4 digits of credit card on file) if you would like to move forward with moving your account.

Please let us know if you have any questions or need further assistance.


Christi N.
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2014-05-24 5:14 pm

I switched my PHP version to 5.2 but still receive the following error when installing Webinsta:  Required PHP version less than 5.3.0 AND found version is : 5.3.28

2,342 Points
2014-05-27 8:58 am
Sometimes the PHP version switched can fail in writing to your .htaccess file, depending on your particular configuration. To manually change it, place the following within your .htaccess file:

AddHandler application/x-httpd-php52 .php

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2016-03-25 2:13 pm

Showing follwoing while trying to add wordpress

  • Installation cannot proceed because the following files already exist in the target folder :
    • .htaccess

BTW, I have only PHP  & PHP pear pkg> appreciate your support here.


11,854 Points
2016-03-28 10:18 am
Hello Tiu,

Thank you for contacting us. Simply move, or rename the .htaccess file in the folder you are installing WordPress to.

Here is a helpful link to our guide on Managing files on your server.

Thank you,
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2017-05-18 11:50 pm
The article goes straight to the point
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2017-10-20 1:59 pm

Will this update the PHP version for all of my sites hosted on Web Hosting Hub or just the primary domain?

180 Points
2017-10-20 2:17 pm
Hey Robin! This will change the PHP version for all the websites inside of your primary domain's home directory, which is by default: /home/userna5/public_html. We do have a guide for using multiple versions of PHP on your account, if you want more control of which site loads which version of PHP.

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