cPanel: How do I change my PHP version?

This article provides you with steps to update your PHP version via cPanel.


Step 1 – Login to cPanel

  • Please see our article on logging into cPanel here.


Step 2 – Click Select PHP Version under Software section. 

Step 3 – Click on the dropdown arrow next to PHP Version to select a different version of PHP.

Step 4 – Click on Set as current to save the changes.


  • This change will take effect immediately
  • Should you have multiple domains / websites hosted on your cPanel package the PHP version will update for all of them.


INFO: We strongly recommended if you are running WordPress please check with your theme provider’s website what version of PHP they require for your theme to work before making a global change such as this.


TIP: For steps to update PHP resources like memory usage please see relevant article here.

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