We will be changing the default PHP version on our Shared and Reseller servers to 7.3 on March 9th, 2020. PHP 7.3 has been around long enough and has already become widely compatible with different CMS’s, themes and plugins. Currently, the default PHP version is set to 5.6 which as many of you will know, is now end of life and unsupported by the developers.
This change to PHP Version 7.3 will only affect domains that have not explicitly set a PHP Version. If you are running a PHP based website or application and you have kept it regularly updated to the latest version, you shouldn't expect to see any problems. However, if you are using old, outdated PHP scripts that require PHP version 5.6 to run, your website will most likely stop working unless you take action.
You can explicitly set the version of PHP you want to use. We provide PHP versions from 5.4 to 7.3 and you can select the version yourself by using the Multi PHP Manager in your cpanel interface.
As always, if you have any other questions or concerns about this change, please don't hesitate to reach out to our 24/7 Technical Support team via ticket or live chat