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InMotion Hosting has servers many servers that have different versions of PHP for each. This is because each customer has their own version requirements for their website to work. In the event that you need a newer version of PHP on your server, you can upgrade if you are on a Dedicated or VPS server. If you are on a shared server, you can change the PHP version through cPanel (not available on all servers).

Switching the PHP version in cPanel

On many of our newer servers, you can switch the PHP version through your cPanel. To learn how to change the PHP version, see our article on "How to change the PHP version your account uses".

Upgrading on a VPS or Dedicated server

On VPS and Dedicated servers, you can upgrade the server PHP version through your WHM. For information on how to do this see our "302: Upgrade PHP using EasyApache" article.

If you cannot change the PHP version in cPanel

If you do not have a VPS or Dedicated server and you cannot change the PHP version in cPanel then you will need to contact tech support to have your account moved to a server with a newer version of PHP. Moving your account to another server will not have any downtime. The account move is done by our systems support so no action is required on your end.

When submitting a ticket for this, please let them know what version of PHP you need and verify the account with either the current AMP password, original cpanel password, or the last 4 digits of the credit card on file and our systems support will move you ASAP.

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3,862 Points
2017-10-10 7:25 pm
Changing the PHP version installed on the server (source code) would require a VPS or Dedicated Server with root access. cPanel provides documentation for using EasyApache 4 to change the server's PHP version. I hope this helps!
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2017-10-10 7:12 pm

hello dear friend i need for help i upload my desgin of website in new cpanel but the new cpanel is new version i change virsion from cpanel some old version but not solved my problem please help me this is my website

how can change php version from sorces cod of php

this is from old cpanel .htaccess

RewriteEngine on

RewriteCond $1 !^(index\.php|nayil|bootstrap|images|frontend|js|user_guide|css|fonts|vendors|froala|assets|media|robots\.txt)


RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /index.php/$1 [L]



ini_set('extension', '');

but now i can't work in new version of new cpanel 

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2017-07-01 4:36 pm

Same as Garret, can not see the EasyApache option. I've tried logging directly to WHM and through my CPanel and do not get the same WHM example images Inmotiong uses as examples. Need to upgrade to at least PHP 5.4.8.

Also tried to log in to support center (forgot username) but it gives an SMTP error from your site...?


13,821 Points
2017-07-03 8:47 am
Please make sure you are logged in as the Root user.
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2016-02-04 10:03 pm

On my VPS, EasyApache is not listed... now what?

10,077 Points
2016-02-05 10:10 am
Hello Garrett,

You have to be logged in as root to see the EasyApache option.

Best Regards,
TJ Edens

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