Out of the box, vCanopy’s default PHP version for new WordPress websites is PHP 7.3. However, we are PHP 7.4 ready, and this is available for all of your websites if you would like to make use of it.
There’s also the option of setting PHP 7.4 as your default when creating new sites by changing your preferences inside your account settings. For more information, please check out the following article:
Below we’ll look at how you can change the PHP version of an existing WordPress site from inside your vCanopy account.
Step 1. Open Your Websites Configuration Modal
Head over to the Sites page of your vCanopy account, and click on the name of your website to open up the website configuration modal:
Step 2. Switch PHP version
Now the website configuration modal is open, click through to the PHP tab, and at the top you’ll see your current PHP version. Clicking this will dropdown other available PHP versions you can choose from.
Select the one you wish to change to, and then click the update button:
The process is quick, and once complete you’re all set.