Change the PHP version on your hosting account

Your hosting account PHP version is the specific release of the PHP programming language running on all of your hosted websites and apps. PHP versions evolve, and newer versions provide enhanced performance and security.

⚠️ IMPORTANT: Changing your hosting account PHP version can break websites or apps. Before changing PHP versions, make sure your plugins and themes are compatible with the PHP version you are applying. If you are unsure, don’t hesitate to contact the development teams of your website plugins and themes beforehand.

⚠️ The steps in this guide show you how to change the PHP version for your entire hosting account, applicable to all hosted websites and apps. However, if you would like to apply a specific PHP version on a specific website or app, please go to this guide instead: Apply specific PHP versions on websites or apps (also called multi-PHP)

1. Log in to your hosting control panel

2. Click on the Select PHP version button

3. You will see your current PHP version indicated with a and (current) in a rectangle next to Current PHP version. Click the down arrow ▼ in that same rectangle to get a dropdown of PHP versions available, and select a new PHP version from the dropdown.

4. Select a new PHP version from the list and then click the Apply button. Your new PHP version will be applied immediately across your hosting account.

5. You will see the new PHP version marked with (current). To change the PHP version again, repeat the same steps.