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How to change PHP version in cPanel

How to change PHP version in cPanel

If your WordPress site is using an outdated PHP version, hackers are going to exploit it to hack into your website. You need to update your PHP version immediately.

Before you update to the latest PHP version available, it’s extremely important to check which version you’re currently using. This is because updating PHP can sometimes cause incompatibility issues, especially if you haven’t updated it for a long time. It can sometimes cause plugins and themes to a malfunction or stop working on your site.

Check your PHP Version and Update it

How to change PHP version in cPanel
  1. Log in to your cPanel
  2. In search bar search “PHP
  3. Click on “Select PHP Version

Upon clicking that, you’ll be redirected to a new page where you can view what PHP version your WordPress site is running on.

Now you can select / view or update your site or sites PHP version. You can change various PHP settings. You can enable and disable PHP extensions.

Your WordPress website is now running on the latest version of PHP. We strongly recommend visiting your site to ensure that the update ran smoothly and your website is functioning correctly. In case you run into any problems or are unable to update your PHP version, you need to contact your web hosting provider.

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Danushka Sanjeewa

Danushka Sanjeewa is a Software engineer with more than 5 years of experience in Android App Development, Web Development, Marketing, Graphic design, Video editing, and WordPress. And also Writer/Founder of

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