Is your website still running on an old PHP version? If so, you may want to update it to the current PHP version. Not only will this improve your site’s performance, but it’ll also enable you to use the latest features and security updates.
The current PHP version includes many improvements over previous versions. However, for WordPress users, updating PHP can be a scary idea. It’s important to know how to update your website to the current PHP version without breaking anything.
If you’re using WP Engine, then you’re in luck. All of their plans are currently running PHP 8, but you can check it on your site and make sure.
Simply log in to your WP Engine dashboard and click on the PHP version next to your website. This will bring up a popup where you can choose to downgrade or upgrade the PHP version for your WordPress website.
If you have any questions about updating to PHP 8, don’t hesitate to contact WP Engine support. They will be more than happy to help you out with this.
Changing PHP Version in Siteground
Siteground is another popular managed WordPress hosting provider that runs PHP 7 on all of its servers. However, not all of their clients have updated their websites yet and are still running older versions of PHP.
To change the PHP version for your website, first, log in to cPanel and select ‘Select PHP Version under the Software section. This will bring up a popup window where you can select whether or not you want to update automatically or manually change the settings. You can also select which PHP version you want to use for your website and choose which modules you want to be enabled or disabled.
Changing PHP Version in Bluehost
To change the PHP version for your WordPress website hosted on Bluehost, simply login to your Bluehost dashboard and select My Sites from the top bar. After that, you need to click on the Manage Site button next to your WordPress website.