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PHP Configuration


You can change your PHP version inside the PHP Version Manager page of your account.

Important note: this article applies to Shared Hosting. To learn more about updating PHP on a VPS or Dedicated Server, please see VPS & Dedicated Servers: Change Your PHP Version and Configuration.

Things to Keep In Mind

While it is best practice to always use the most recent version of PHP, it is important to check the compatibility of your site against new versions of PHP before upgrading. Sites built with WordPress can use the PHP Compatibility Checker plugin.

Updating PHP Version

Our System allows you to run PHP scripts in a few different ways. You will see these options on the version selection page. Once logged into your cPanel:

  1. Click the Advanced tab from the side navigation menu to the left.
  2. Locate the Software section, then click on the MultiPHP Manager icon.
  3. Select the domains that you want to set up or update from the list.
  4. Select the version of PHP you would like to use; 7.4, 8.0, 8.1.
  5. Click Save Changes or Apply to finish the update.


If your website does not work after updating the PHP version, please see What to do if my Website Does Not Support Newer Versions of PHP.

If you need further assistance, feel free to contact us via Chat or Phone:

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You may also refer to our Knowledge Base articles to help answer common questions and guide you through various setup, configuration, and troubleshooting steps.