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How do I change my PHP version?

You may want to use a different PHP version than the default version. Via cPanel you easily change the PHP version.


Step 1. Log in to cPanel.

Step 2. Under the category 'Software' click on 'Select PHP Version'.

Step 3. Click the dropdown menu, select the desired PHP version and click 'Set as current' to save the selection. The default PHP version is indicated as 'native'.

Note: On the shared hosting it is not possible to set up your PHP version per website, only per cPanel account. On Cloud you have the PHP manager by default, here this is a possibility.

Enable and disable PHP modules

If you no longer use the default PHP version, you can turn the various PHP modules on and off. You can do this by placing a checkmark or removing it in front of the name of the module and clicking on 'Save' at the bottom. Click 'Use Defaults' and then 'Save' to undo all modifications to the modules.

Change PHP settings

You can also change the PHP settings if you do not use the default PHP version. You can do that by clicking on 'Switch To PHP Settings'. Then click the gray text next to a setting, enter the desired change and click Apply. Click 'Save' at the bottom to make the changes.


This knowledge base article was last updated on: 25 Januari 2019

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