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How to Choose Your PHP Version

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” button in the “Quick Server Login” section.

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

When you click a PHP version other than the native version, the PHP extensions list will appear. Sometimes when choosing a new version, no extensions will be selected or activated.

sometimes no extensions will be selected

If no extensions are selected or activated for your new PHP version, click the “Reset to default” button. That will activate some of the most commonly used PHP extensions.

cPanel select PHP version - set as current

Click the “Set as current” link to save the PHP version change.

save PHP version change

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 May 2020)

7.4.5
7.3.17
7.2.30 (Native or default version)
7.1.33
7.0.33
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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