Why would I need to change my PHP settings?

If you’re using any content management system (CMS) such as WordPress you’ll need to alter your PHP settings to ensure you are using the correct version and your options are tweaked to ensure all themes and plugins can work successfully.



How do I change my PHP version?

Changing your PHP version is simple, but very necessary. If your current hosting is running version 5.6 you’ll soon find it is no longer supported and this will put your website at risk. You need to ensure your PHP version is set to at least 7.2.

By default, all of our hosting accounts operate with 7.0, but this can be easily tweaked. Within your cPanel you can scroll down to the ‘Software’ section and click on ‘Select PHP version’. From the dropdown menu select 7.2 and then press ‘Set as current’.


How do I change my PHP options?

Some advanced themes and plugins require specific minimum memory limits and upload file sizes. To make these alterations, whilst on the page to select your PHP version click on the link titled ‘Switch to PHP options’. From this menu you can make the relevant changes and then please ensure you press ‘save’ at the end.