How to change the PHP version in your Cpanel on Bluehost

In my post, I show you how to update PHP on Bluehost, step by step. I also show you how to check your site’s current PHP version.

PHP version releases get support for two years. To view a list of supported PHP versions, go to www.php.net.

To check your current PHP version and updating is simple on Bluehost.

A quick how-to guide on updating PHP on Bluehost.

  1. Log in to your Bluehost Cpanel account.
  2. Select ‘Advanced’ from the menu.
  3. Scroll down or search for ‘Software’.
  4. Select ‘MultiPHP Manager’
  5. Tick the box next to your domain name.
  6. Update PHP by selecting a version from the ‘PHP version’ menu.
  7. Click on ‘Apply’ to confirm the update.
  8. Visit your website to ensure everything loads.

Let’s do that step by step.

Step One – Log In To Your Bluehost Cpanel Account

First, log into your Cpanel.

log in to your account

Step Two – Select ‘Advanced’

From your dashboard, select ‘Advanced’ from the menu.

Select advanced

Step Three – Go to ‘Software’

On your Cpanel dashboard, scroll down to ‘Software’.

Software

Step Four – Select ‘MultiPHP Manager’

From the software section, select ‘MultiPHP Manager’.

MultiPHP Manager

Step Five – Select Domain

From the list, tick the box next to the domain name to update on the left. On the right is the current PHP version.

Step Six – Update PHP

On the right, open the PHP version menu and select a PHP version from the list.

PHP version

Step Seven – Apply Update

Once selected, click on ‘Apply’ to update.

Apply

The updated PHP version changes for your domain name.

PHP version updated

Step Eight – Visit Website

After you update PHP, go to your website to ensure everything is working. Hosting companies don’t usually set PHP to the latest version because there is a possibility your website will have technical issues.

Should your website not load or has an error, return to the PHP version selector and set it to the previous version.

How To Update PHP On Bluehost Video Tutorial

Conclusion

Your website must use a supported PHP version. Support for PHP releases is only two years.

To check the latest PHP release, go to www.php.net.

Bluehost sets a PHP version for your website when you open an account with them. To check the PHP for your website, go to your Cpanel and open ‘MultiPHP Manager’ in the ‘Software’ section.

Select your domain and use the menu to select a PHP version for your website. Click on ‘Apply’ to update.

After updating, go to your website to ensure everything is OK. Should you have issues with your website, return to the PHP version selector, and set your website to the previous setting.

What PHP version are you using on your website? Did you have any issues with your blog after you updated it?

If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments section below. I will try my best to help you.

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