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Changing Your PHP Version

Your Hippo Hosting will be installed with a default PHP version. This version will be the one most compatible with common PHP applications. However, we always recommend using the most up-to-date version that your application allows, for both performance and security.

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Changing Your PHP Version

Introduction

Your Hippo Hosting will be installed with a default PHP version. This version will be the one most compatible with common PHP applications. However, we always recommend using the most up-to-date version that your application allows, for both performance and security.

You may also be running an older or legacy application that requires older versions of PHP to run correctly.

This knowledge base explains how to change the PHP version on cPanel web hosting.


Login


Go to Service

  •  Click on the “Services” item from the menu.

Services Menu Item


Go to My Services

  • Click on the “My Services” item from the menu

My Services Menu Item


Service Management

  • Choose the hosting service that you wish to examine the stats on.
  • Click on the gear icon to manage this service


Enter cPanel

  • Click on the Log in to cPanel to access your hosting control panel. This should be an automated login with no need for a password.

Log in to cPanel

Please note—icon displays may vary depending on the version of cPanel for system is running


Change PHP Version

  • Go to the Software block and choose the Select PHP Version module.

Software Block


Choose Version

  • Go to the Current Php Version drop down menu.
  • Choose the version you require

PHP Version

  • Make sure you click on set as current to save your choice

Set as Current


Test Your Website or Application

  • Carefully test your application to make sure that the PHP version you selected works. If not, you can try a different version, or revert to the version that you know was working, by following the method above again.