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How to Change the PHP Version on cPanel and Parallels Panel

cPanel is a popular web hosting control panel. The vast majority of web hosting providers use cPanel as it is feature-rich and easy to use — with a sleek interface. One of the features offered by cPanel is the ability to change the PHP version. This feature is crucial enough since some apps like WordPress and the supporting plugins require certain PHP version to run.

Not all web hosting providers use cPanel as their control panel, though. There are some web hosting providers that use Parallels Panel due to certain reasons. Compared to cPanel, Parallels Panel has fewer features. But, it also allows you to change the PHP version in case you need to do so. This article will show you how to change the PHP version on both cPanel and Parallels Panel.

How to change PHP version on cPanel

First off, log in to cPanel and scroll down to the SOFTWARE section. You will see a menu called MultiPHP Manager here. Click this menu.

On the MultiPHP Manager page, you will see the list of domains you have on your web hosting provider. Select a domain you want to change the PHP version of and select the PHP version from the dropdown menu which lies above the domain list. Click the Apply button to apply the selected PHP version.

How to change PHP version on Parallels Panel

To change the PHP version of your web hosting on Parallels Panel, login to the panel and specify the domain you want to change the PHP version of. You will see a Hosting Settings link next to the domain name. Click this link.

On the next page, go to the Web Scripting and Statistics section. There is an option called PHP support. Click the dropdown menu on this option and select the PHP version you want. Click the OK button on the bottom to save the new change.

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