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How to Do PHP Changes in cPanel Using MultiPHP Manager

The MultiPHP Manager feature of cPanel allows you to use multiple versions of PHP at the same time, while the MultiPHP INI Editor allows you to change PHP Variables. This article will describe how to alter the PHP version in use, as well as how to change other settings by using the cPanel feature.

Important Note:

This Knowledge Base article is specific to customers who have a Cloud VPS plan with CentOS as the operating system.

If you are using Web Hosting, WordPress Hosting, or Reseller Hosting, this article does not apply to your services. To change the PHP Version on your services, please refer to this KB article.

How to Change PHP Version Using MultiPHP Manager in cPanel

Step 1: Log in to your WHM. There’s a lot of ways to do this, but the sure-fire easiest way is to log in to your Client Area, then open the WHM for your VPS.

Active Services > Actions > WHM


Step 2:
Once logged into WHM look for the List Accounts section and click to open it.

WHM > List Accounts

Step 3: Locate the cPanel account and click on the cP icon beside the domain name. This action will log you into the cPanel of your account.

WHM > List Accounts > cP icon


Step 4:
 Look for the Software section in cPanel and click the MultiPHP Manager to open it.

Step 5: Once the MultiPHP Manager is open, you will see the current version of PHP that is being used, as well as a list of your domains.

Using the checkboxes on the left, you can choose the domains for which you want to change the PHP version. Once you have chosen the domains you want to alter, you can use the PHP Version drop-down + the Apply button to save your changes.

As of this writing, you can choose from the following PHP versions: PHP 5.4, PHP 5.5, PHP 5.6, PHP 7.0, PHP 7.1, PHP 7.2, PHP 7.3, PHP 7.4 and PHP 8.0.

Important Note Regarding PHP Versions Older Than PHP 7.4:

Warning: PHP versions PHP 5.4, PHP 5.5, PHP 5.6, PHP 7.0, PHP 7.1, and PHP 7.2 are deprecated. We recommend that you update to a supported version of PHP if your application is still using a deprecated version.

If you have questions about this, please open a ticket from your Client Area or chat with our Happiness Engineers 24×7 and we’ll get you sorted!

How to Change PHP Variables Using MultiPHP INI Editor in cPanel

Step 1: Log in to your WHM. There’s a lot of ways to do this, but the easiest way is to log in to your Client Area, then open the WHM for your VPS.

Active Services > Actions > WHM

Step 2: Once logged into WHM look for the List Accounts section and click to open it.

WHM > List Accounts

Step 3: Locate the cPanel account and click on the cP icon beside the domain name. This action will log you into the cPanel of your account.

WHM > List Accounts > cP icon

Step 4: Scroll down to the Software section and click the MultiPHP INI Editor to open it.

Step 5: Once the MultiPHP INI Editor opens, you will need to choose a home directory or domain in order to make changes to the PHP.INI Configuration.

Use the drop-down to choose a domain:

Note: If you use a PHP.ini in your home directory, rather than individual PHP.ini files, to manage your PHP configuration, you can choose “Home Directory”. 

Step 6: Once you have chosen the domain you want to modify PHP variables on, the PHP directive list will appear.

With this list, you have the option to increase or decrease the variables on settings like max_input_time, max_execution time_, memory_limit, post_max_size, and upload_max_filesize.

Be sure to click the blue Apply button at the bottom if you make any changes to these settings!

And that’s it! Now you know how to use the MultiPHP functions to change important PHP Variable settings.

Updated on January 29, 2021

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