How to Check and upgrade PHP version in WordPress

How to Check and upgrade PHP version in WordPress

How to Check and upgrade PHP version in WordPress-: Do you want to upgrade PHP version but do not know how to do it. Do not worry keep reading this post. In this post, I will explain how to check and upgrade PHP version in WordPress.

PHP stands for Hypertext Preprocessor is an open-source scripting language. PHP script executed on the server it is the core of Worlds’ most popular CMS WordPress. Worlds biggest social networking website Facebook use PHP.  You can use HTML, CSS and JavaScript inside a PHP file.

If you want to boost the performance of your website, then using the latest PHP version is most important. PHP has a very important role in your website performance because it pulls data from your website database wrap it in from of HTML and CSS and deliver it. If you are using an older version of PHP then this process will be slow, and the performance of your website goes down.

How to Check and upgrade PHP version in WordPress-:

How to Check PHP version of your WordPress Website.

Checking PHP version of your website is very easy. you can log in to your Hosting cPanel and select PHP version it will show current PHP version running on your website. You can also use Display PHP Version plugin to know which PHP version running on your WordPress website.

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How to Upgrade PHP version on your WordPress websites:

It is always a best practice to use the latest PHP version, but it is always recommended that to check whether the current PHP version is compatible with your theme or Plugin. If you upgrade PHP version without compatibility check your website may look weird or some the plugin will not work. You can easily check compatibility using PHP compatibility Checker plugin developed by WP Engine which is one of the best WordPress hosting providers.

This plugin works fine with any website any host. This plugin will not only check compatibility but also give suggestion to fix it. You can also ask you hosting provide that which version is stable or use by most of the other user.

How to Check and upgrade PHP version in WordPress

Once your website passes the compatibility test now it is time to upgrade your PHP version to boost performance of your website. Login to your cPanel you will get an option of select PHP version. Click on it and select your PHP version. Almost all hosting provider has the same procedure to upgrade.

How to Check and upgrade PHP version in WordPress

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