A PHP version refers to a specific release of the PHP programming language, indicating its features and capabilities. Just like software has updates, PHP versions evolve over time, with newer versions often offering improved performance and security.
You can change the PHP version* on your hosting account in order to apply upgraded PHP to the apps and websites hosted on your account.
⚠️ IMPORTANT: Updating PHP versions on your hosting account can break websites or apps; always make sure plugins and themes are compatible with new PHP versions before applying changes. If you have any questions, please contact the development teams of your website plugins and themes.
The steps in this guide update the PHP version across your entire hosting account. If you’d like to enable multi-PHP on your hosting account – skip this guide and go directly to: Enable Multi-PHP
1. Log in to your hosting control panel
2. Click on the Select PHP version button
3. Click the arrow ▼ in the box next to Current PHP version to get a dropdown of PHP version options. Your current version is indicated with a ✓ and (current), select a new version from the dropdown.
4. Select a new PHP version from the list and click the Apply button
5. Once applied, you will see the new PHP version marked with ✓ and (current).