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How to change PHP versions in Nexcess Cloud

September 11, 2019

How Nexcess Cloud clients can change PHP versions from their Client Portal at will.

But first...

Our Cloud dashboard allows you to change your PHP version as needed. All PHP applications and commands run from this account will use this version of PHP.

ATTENTION: Before changing versions, verify the compatibility of your applications, or the changes may adversely affect your security and performance.


Attention: This method only works for Nexcess Cloud clients. If your account uses a non-Cloud hosting environment, instead see How to change PHP versions in SiteWorx.

  1. Log in to the Client Portal. From the home page, click Plans.
  2. Locate your Cloud account. Either click its domain name, or select Plan Dashboard from the nearby menu toggle.
  3. From the main menu, select Environment
  4. You will need to click on the change PHP version button. 
  5. A new popup will display in the portal where you can select the PHP version as well as if you want to bypass running the compatibility checker. 
  6. If a PHP issue was found whilst running the compatibility checker a message will display in the portal. 

For 24-hour assistance any day of the year, contact our support team by email or through your Client Portal.

Jason Dobry