PHP is an acronym for “PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor” . PHP is a widely-used, open source scripting language. It is used to develop Static websites or Dynamic websites or Web applications. We have to be upgraded in technical fields. If we create a websites/blogs or applications we need higher version of PHP to apply updated themes & plugins. Now we are going to learn how to update PHP version.
Why need to update PHP version in WordPress ?
So many of web developers and bloggers use WordPress to create and develop Websites. Because WordPress is free and open resource to develop websites. Its makes us so easy and provide basic to advance features which we need to develop complete webpages.
If you want to learn how to install WordPress please read this article : How to install WordPress in cPanel ?
If you want to learn basic settings after installing WordPress please read this article : Basic settings after installing WordPress
When we are going to install new updated themes and plugins. These themes and plugins may be written in higher version of PHP. So that if we want to use these updated themes/plugins we also need to update our sites with higher version of PHP. Without required version of PHP we couldn’t use updated version of themes/plugins. That is the main reason why we need to update our PHP.
How to update PHP Version in cPanel?
01 : log in your cPanel.
02 : scroll to Software section
03 : Click on Select PHP version
04 : Click on Current PHP version drop-down button
05 : Choose your preferred version
Step 06 : Click on set as current
Now your PHP version is update !
You ma select and check-mark on PHP Extensions as per your preferences.