How To Update PHP Version with MultiPHP Manager – HostGator cPanel

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We’ll show you how to check your PHP version and also how to easily update it in cPanel, using the MultiPHP Manager. We do highly recommend using the most up-to-date version of PHP available that is compatible with your scripts.

If you get an ERORR – Check out this video:

In this video you’ll learn:
What should my PHP Version be?
How to Create a phpnfo.php Page
How to Find Your PHP Version in cPanel
How to Update your PHP Version with MultiPHP Manager in cPanel 2:39
How to fix a common error when using MultiPHP Manager 4:42

Check out our Knowledgebase articles for more information:
How To Create a phpinfo page:
PHP Configuration Plugin:

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  • Mia Vydrina
    Posted at 17:49h, 22 July

    His OVERLY sweet and nice attitude scares me a little. THis helped me tho, ty!

  • Gaming Exploits
    Posted at 19:48h, 22 July

    This broke my site…

    I dont have a .htaccess

  • Colin Sevier
    Posted at 00:31h, 23 July

    thanks., that was a lot of help. 🙂

  • Khmer GIS
    Posted at 17:25h, 24 July

    Hello my reseller-hosting is missing php selector module.

  • William Barcelo
    Posted at 07:31h, 26 July

    I really can't belive I have successfully followed this instructions knowing that I have 0 knowledge on web development, I'm so happy I have updated my wordpress now! 🙂

  • SalinPlays
    Posted at 16:01h, 27 July

    thanks bro

  • ArtCasual
    Posted at 01:49h, 28 July

    Thanks for creating this tutorial, was easily able to update my php to the latest version

  • Andreina Rivas
    Posted at 23:01h, 28 July

    muy bello me funciono a la perfección… thank youuuuu!!

  • Mark Saake
    Posted at 00:07h, 31 July

    Very helpful. And that beard ROCKS!

  • Kathryn Smith
    Posted at 00:47h, 01 August

    Not all heroes wear capes. This was so easy. Thanks!

  • Summer Ford
    Posted at 00:22h, 03 August

    Thank you so much, I sent 2 days trying to figure this out lol I can't believe it was so easy

  • Los Clasificados RD
    Posted at 01:34h, 03 August

    Warning: Use of undefined constant WP_CONTENT_DIR – assumed 'WP_CONTENT_DIR' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /home2/jancarlos/public_html/wp-includes/load.php on line 141

    Parece que tu instalación de PHP no cuenta con la extensión de MySQL, necesaria para hacer funcionar WordPress.

    Deprecated: Directive 'allow_url_include' is deprecated in Unknown on line 0

  • Mark Mariscal
    Posted at 20:19h, 04 August

    I never ever leave comments on videos but this was so helpful since I have never used wordpress.

  • Miladin Seratlic
    Posted at 06:54h, 05 August

    Could PHP update crash website ?! ofc i will do backup. Also do I need to do anything else except multiPHP Manager change? Why you show php info, htaccess and other things

  • Jim Ray
    Posted at 18:41h, 05 August

    Thanks! Just what I needed!

  • a beautiful liturgy
    Posted at 20:22h, 05 August

    Thanks! I did it! 🙂

  • Michael A
    Posted at 15:56h, 06 August

    I can't believe this! 1 button fix? Really! God, there is HOPE! Thanks! Now, if you just make CPANEL load instead of TIME OUT.

  • Delianna Rivera
    Posted at 17:13h, 06 August

    So effective and quick! Thanks

  • Sandy Sherman
    Posted at 21:23h, 06 August

    I can't believe I was able to do this myself. Thank you so much for your step by step process. So good!

  • James Erasmus
    Posted at 06:54h, 07 August

    Firstly how about informing us to show hidden files in settings. And your explanation is vague on if one has errors with htaccess file

  • James Erasmus
    Posted at 08:48h, 07 August

    This is the error i am having: Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL extension which is required by WordPress.

    Deprecated: Directive 'allow_url_include' is deprecated in Unknown on line 0

    Thanks for the video but now my sites are only showing this text, please assist