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Your GreenGeeks hosting account includes the ability to run your choice of several versions of PHP. This tutorial will show you how to change your PHP version using our cPanel interface.

Log in to GreenGeeks and go to your cPanel account by clicking the “cPanel Login” button in the “Quick Server Login” section.

GreenGeeks dashboard click to log in to cPanel

In the “SOFTWARE” section, click the “Select PHP Version” link or icon.

cPanel SOFTWARE select PHP version

Select the version you wish to use. By default, the latest stable version (called the “native” version) will be selected and is already active. So if you wish to use the native version, you don’t need to make any of the changes described here.

cPanel select PHP version

Click the “Set as current” button, then scroll down.

cPanel select PHP version - set as current

1) Click the “Use Defaults” button to select the default extensions.
2) Click the “Save” button.

cPanel select PHP version - set default extensions

Can I Run Multiple Versions of PHP on One cPanel Account?

You can only select one version of PHP for your account.

Configuring Php Environment Variables

PHP Versions Available (as of January 2019)

7.3.1
7.2.14
7.1.26
7.0.33 (default)
5.6.40
5.5.38
5.4.45
5.3.29
5.2.17

If you run into any problems or have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact a member of our Support Staff by opening a ticket in GreenGeeks.

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