Yoast Knowledge Base

How to update your PHP version

We also have a KB article if you want to know if your WordPress site is ready for PHP 7.

Most hosts have documentation explaining how you can update your PHP version yourself. We always advise creating a backup for your website before making any major changes.

If you don’t know how to ask support from your host via email, you can read our Example email for your host.

We have listed our hosting partners here with their documentation on PHP 7:

Host Documentation
Bluehost PHP version selecting
Cloudways PHP7 and its compatibility
DreamHost PHP 7 overview
GoDaddy View or change your PHP version
GreenGeeks What version of PHP does GreenGeek use?
InMotion Using multiple PHP versions on one account
InterServer Change PHP version in cPanel
MediaTemple What’s new in PHP7
Pagely Changing PHP versions
RAIDBOXES Technical questions
RoseHosting RoseHosting support
Savvii Changing the PHP version
SiteGround Switch to a different PHP version
WP Engine PHP 7 FAQ
Liquidweb Upgrade Apache and PHP using cPanel

Do you work with or own a hosting company and you’d like to be listed here as well? You can go to our Yoast Hosting partnership page and fill in the form.