How to change PHP version on your website.

Sometimes clients ask us about the PHP version running on server and whether there is an ability to switch between PHP versions or not. Fortunately, we support multiple PHP versions on our servers so you can use your preferred one on your website. You can even change versions in different directories on your account. That ensures the best compatibility and performance for most software and applications on the internet.

To change your PHP version:
  • Login into your cPanel account and open the File Manager. (Make sure to select Show Hidden Files)
  • Locate the directory that you wish to change PHP version for. If you are not sure, open the public_html directory.
  • Create a new file and name it .htaccess
  • If .htaccess file already exist, click on it and press Edit from the top menu.
  • Place the following code in your .htaccess file: AddType application/x-httpd-php56 php
  • Press Save Changes.
The above code indicates PHP version 5.6. If you wish to use another version replace the code with the following:

PHP 5.3
AddType application/x-httpd-php53 php

PHP 5.4
Default version running on servers. No code required.

PHP 5.5
AddType application/x-httpd-php55 php

PHP 5.6
AddType application/x-httpd-php56 php

If you're looking for a specific PHP version, please open a ticket with our technical support and we'll be happy to assist you further.
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