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Change Your PHP Version - PHP Config

You can change your PHP version inside the PHP Version Manager page of your account.


Things to Keep In Mind

While it is best practice to always use the most recent version of PHP, it is important to check the compatibility of your site against new versions of PHP before upgrading. Sites built with WordPress can use the PHP Compatibility Checker plugin.

Standard Vs Single Vs FastCGI

Our System allows you to run PHP scripts a few different ways. You will see these options along side each PHP version on the version selection page.

  • Standard – Allows multiple php.ini files. This allows you to control the php configuration on a directory by directory basis by placing a php.ini file in any folder.
  • Single php.ini – All php.ini files except ~/public_html/php.ini will be ignored. This will make your php configuration more manageable as everything is controlled from a single file.
  • FastCGI – In some situations running in FastCGI can improve the performance of your website. FastCGI runs PHP scripts through mod_fastcgi which eliminates the startup overhead for each script.
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