At Brixly, we strive to provide you with the flexibility and control you need to optimize your website's performance. One way we do this is by allowing you to change your PHP version and settings directly from your cPanel account. This guide will walk you through the process.

Changing the PHP Version

Brixly's servers support multiple versions of PHP. To change the PHP version used for your account, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your cPanel account.
  2. Open the PHP Selector. You can find this in the Software section of your cPanel home page, labeled as "Select PHP Version".
  3. cPanel will display the current PHP version. To change the PHP version, select the version you want to use from the "Current PHP Version" list box, then click "Set as current". The new PHP version will take effect immediately.

Adjusting PHP Settings and Extensions

In addition to changing the PHP version, you can also modify various PHP settings directly from cPanel. This includes enabling and disabling PHP extensions, as well as adjusting configuration directives such as 'allow_url_fopen', 'error_log', and many more.

To change your PHP settings, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your cPanel account.
  2. Open the PHP Selector, located in the Software section of your cPanel home page.
  3. On the Extensions tab, select which extensions you want to enable for the current PHP version. To enable an extension, select the checkbox next to the extension name. To disable an extension, clear the checkbox.
  4. To reset the extension list to the default configuration, click "Reset to default" in the top right corner.
  5. To change settings for the current PHP version, click the "Options" tab near the top of the page.
  6. Click the value next to the setting you want to modify. Depending on the type of setting, a list box may appear with predefined settings that you can choose, or a text box may appear so you can type the value.
  7. Changes are saved automatically and take effect immediately.

By following these steps, you can easily customize your PHP settings to suit your specific needs, all without the need to configure and maintain custom php.ini files.