Our newest servers give you the option to run different versions of PHP (7.0, 5.3, 5.4) on your account. This is important when using third party applications that require the latest stable version of PHP. The PHP version can only be changed on shared servers and this functionality is available by default to all shared cPanel hosting customers who are on servers that use PHP 5.3. (Not currently a customer? Now’s the time to make the switch to our shared cPanel hosting!)
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 hosting 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 PHP Configuration in the Software section.
Older servers will not display this option, however you can request to be moved to a newer server that has this ability by submitting an email to email@example.com. 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 Update to save your php configuration.
- Check your changes by viewing your settings in a phpinfo page.
Congratulations, you adjusted your PHP version in cPanel. If you need to setup your account to use multiple PHP versions, see the article on using multiple PHP versions on one account.