NOTE: This guide is for VPS (cPanel/WHM) and Blaze Server products with EasyApache 4
If your server is using EasyApache 3 and you wish to upgrade to EA4 click here for the official cPanel guide (if you're on a Managed VPS put through a support ticket and we'll do it for you) however if you don't wish to upgrade click here for our guide for editing PHP settings from WHM.
If you have a Web Hosting or Reseller hosting account click here for a guide on changing PHP settings and version.
A Note on PHP 7: PHP 7 is a big leap from the 5 series and provides up to a 50% speed boost and 50% reduced memory usage. It is also more secure than PHP 5. Further to this, it is actively being worked on meaning it will continue to receive speed and security updates. Some older sites may have compatibility problems with PHP 7, while 5.6 is far more compatible. We do recommend moving to 7 and if you have any incompatible themes/plugins you may want to look for alternates as PHP5 is due to stop receiving security updates within a few months and PHP7 will make sure your website is faster, safer and more future proof.
Step 1 - Log into WHM
Step 2 - Search for multiphp and you will find 2 options, MultiPHP INI Editor and MultiPHP Manager
MuitiPHP INI Editor - This is used to select the default PHP values for a version of PHP.
To use it, first select the version of PHP you want to edit
Make the edits that you want, and click Apply. They will be applied straight away.
If the PHP options you're looking for aren't there, you can use the Editor Mode which will allow you to directly edit the php.ini file
WARNING: Be very careful in editor mode as a single error can cause problems. Before making any edits I recommend copying the whole text document and saving it locally. That way you essentially have a clean backup of the php.ini file in case something breaks.
MultiPHP Manager - This tool allows you to set the PHP version used for each cPanel account and set the PHP handler for each PHP version
To set the PHP version, just select the cPanel accounts you wish to set it for, chose the desired PHP version and hit apply
To set the PHP Handler, first select PHP Handler from the top then click Edit
Select the PHP handler you want to set and click Apply