Bluehost Tutorial – How To Upgrade Your PHP Version in Cpanel

Have you had an issue with wordpress where it tells you:

“Php Update Required”

WordPress has detected that your site is running on an insecure version of PHP.

What is PHP and how does it affect my site?

PHP is the programming language we use to build and maintain WordPress.

Newer versions of PHP are both faster and more secure, so updating will have a positive effect on your site’s performance.

Then it links you to This Article to learn about updating php.

According to WordPress, upgrading your PHP can have multiple benefits for your wordpress site, including:

  • Faster Web Site Loading Speed
  • More Security
  • Faster WordPress site, which will lead to higher search rankings in SEO
  • Retain Visitors longer
  • Better protection against hackers

All of those sound nifty…plus, I don’t like having a warning message every time I log into wordpress, so I decided to upgrade.

Are you ready?

Video Walkthrough:

Here’s a full video walkthrough of how to upgrade your PHP on Bluehost.

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Step 1: Open Your Cpanel

The first step is to open up your Cpanel in your Bluehost account.

Step 2: Find & Open Programming > “PHP Config”

Next, you want to scroll down to the “Programming” section and find the “PHP Config” Button.

Step 3: Choose The Version of PHP You Want To Upgrade To

This should be the final step, simply choose one of the PHP version options from the menu and upgrade your entire account.

Make sure to read all of the warnings about upgrading before you do.

Step 4: Click “Save Changes” – and You’re Finished!

Congrats, you’ve upgraded your PHP version.

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