How to Updating Your PHP Version in StackCP

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How to Updating Your PHP Version in StackCP

Updating PHP versions is a common request we get, and one that can be easily done by yourself.

Updating your PHP gives you the latest and most secure version, but it can also cause problems with your site if you are not careful. Which is why we are here to help.

Log into your SKY Host Control Panel , Once you are in your website control panel, scroll down to the Web Tools panel and click on “Change PHP version”.

Change PHP version


On the Change PHP Version page, you will see a drop-down menu which has your current PHP version.

To change that, click the menu and select the PHP version you want to use. Although PHP 7.4 is currently the latest version we have, we recommend using 7.3 due to compatibility issues with some plugins.

See which version is recommended for the software you use on your site, and upgrade to the most recent possible.

Once you have selected the version you want, click “Update”, and it should apply to your site almost instantly.

After you have updated, open your site in a new tab and double-check that everything is working. If anything is broken, like a plugin not working, you can revert back to a previous PHP version by selecting it in the drop-down menu and clicking “Update” again.

As always, if anything goes wrong, please raise a support ticket and we can take a look for you.