How to Change your PHP Version in cPanel
Our newest servers give you the option to run different versions of PHP (5.2, 5.3, 5.4) on your account. This can be important when using third party applications, which require the latest stable version of PHP.The PHP version can only be changed on shared servers, biz117 and higher. This functionality will be available to all shared customers who are on servers that use PHP 5.3 by default.
If you are a VPS or Dedicated customer to take advantage of running PHP 5.4 you must be currently using PHP 5.3 and MySQL 5.1 - if you are not using these minimum requirements you must upgrade first. Please contact our support department if you are a VPS or dedicated customer and wish to use PHP 5.4.
Please keep in mind, PHP 5.4 has it's own web server built into it. We have disabled this functionality as it conflicts with our servers configuration.
Changing the PHP Version:
- Log into cPanel
- Click the PHP Configuration button in the Software/Services section.
Older servers will not display this option, however you can request to be moved to a newer server that has this ability. You can submit an email to email@example.com requesting to be moved. Please verify your account in the email by providing your current AMP password or the last four digits of the credit card on file.
- Select the version of PHP you want to use from the dropdown.
- Click the Update button to save your php configuration.
Congratulations, now you know how to adjust your PHP version from cPanel. If you need to setup your account to use multiple PHP versions, see the article on Using multiple PHP versions on one account.
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