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Using PHP Selector to change your PHP version, modify extensions, or change PHP settings
Posted by Brian F., Last modified by Brian F. on 02 May 2022 03:47 PM

All shared web hosting, semi-dedicated, and reseller hosting plans have full PHP control through the PHP Selector interface in cPanel. This interface will allow you to modify your site's PHP versions, enable/disable PHP extensions, and also modify PHP settings.

Changing PHP Versions

1. Login to cPanel for your hosting account and use the search to find the "Select PHP Version" interface:




2. From the Select PHP Version interface select the "My domains" menu:




3. Use the provided dropdown to select your new PHP version. Click "Set as Current" to make the selected PHP version your account's new PHP version:




Enabling or Disabling PHP Extensions


1. Login to cPanel for your hosting account and use the search to find the "Select PHP Version" interface:

2. From the Select PHP Version interface select the "Extensions" menu:




3. The "Extensions" interface will provide a list of all available PHP extensions for your account. Use the checkbox next to each extension to enable or disable as needed:



Adjusting PHP Settings (memory limit, upload file size, execution time, etc.)

Common PHP settings include:

  • Max execution time (max_execution)time): How long your PHP script can run before it times out and the process is killed
  • Max input vars (max_input_vars): Number of variables in a GET/POST request that will be accepted
  • Memory limit (memory_limit): The maximum amount of memory (RAM) a single PHP script/process can use
  • Upload max filesize (upload_max_filesize): Sets the limit for how large an uploaded/attached file may be when processed through a PHP script
  1. Login to cPanel for your hosting account and use the search to find the "Select PHP Version" interface:



  2. From the Select PHP Version interface select the "Options" menu:



  3. Use the provided forms and dropdown menus to adjust your PHP options as required by your scripts/software:



  4. When you make changes you will see a dialogue menu in the top right of your screen confirming the changes were saved:

PHP Path for cron jobs or other scripts

The correct path to use for PHP cron jobs or other scripts which require the PHP path is: /usr/local/bin/php

 

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