How to Change the PHP Version for a Hosting Account

Your hosting account comes with a selection of PHP versions that you can choose from, including PHP 7.3, 7.2, 7.1, 7.0, 5.6, 5.5, 5.4, and 5.3.

Our recommendation is to always use the latest version of PHP to ensure that you are covered by the latest security updates.

This easy tutorial shows you how to change the PHP version for your hosting account should your PHP apps require a specific version of PHP.

To change the PHP version:

  1. Sign in to your HostM hosting account’s cPanel.

    Your cPanel access details are listed on the hosting account’s Info page in the Client Lounge.

  2. Click the Select PHP Version icon.

  3. Click the PHP Version dropdown menu on the top left.

  4. Select the desired PHP version.

  5. Click Set as current to the right of the newly-selected PHP version.

Your selected PHP version should take effect immediately for your hosting account.

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