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.

As of 11/14/2019, PHP versions can be changed up PHP 7.3.

Switching PHP Version

  1. In order to change your PHP version you will need to be logged into your cPanel account
  2. php-configuration

    Scroll to the Software section, then click on the PHP Configuration icon.

  3. php-configuration

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

Note: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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n/a Points
2019-09-11 8:19 pm

I need to know how to change the PHP version of just one site at a time. You do not show how to change one site at a time. Help would be appreciated.



17,314 Points
2019-09-11 8:41 pm
Hello Karla,

In order to set different versions of PHP per website, you will need to make changes to the .htaccess file for each site. You're basically using an "add handler" and then specifying the PHP version. You can see this explained in this post.
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2020-01-08 7:31 pm
Seems easy enough now
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2020-01-30 2:17 am

I have no idea how I am using PHP or what effect it will have as I have upgraded from 5.2 to 5.6 per your instructions in an email.

107 Points
2020-01-30 9:16 pm
Hi Rick,

Thank you so much for your comment. If you're unsure how the upgrade will affect your specific account, I encourage you to reach to our 24/7 live support. They will be able to walk you through the upgrade and how it will affect your account.

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