In this article, I will share with you the step-by-step process of how to update the PHP version in Hostinger hosting. If you are using Wordpress with hostinger hosting then you should upgrade your PHP version to boost the server response time.
What Is PHP?
PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open-source scripting language used in web development and it contributes to around 79 percent of all websites.
In fact, Popular CMS (Content Management Systems) like WordPress, and Joomla are built on PHP language. Upgrading the PHP version can help you Improve the speed of Wordpress and enhance its security.
which PHP version is good for Wordpress?
The higher the PHP version is the better speed and Security you will get. Currently, most of the website on the internet uses PHP version 7 and higher. But, Now You will get Updated PHP versions like PHP 8.0 and PHP 8.1.
Although the Latest version (PHP 8.1) is new, i recommend you use the PHP 8.0 version as it is more stable and Wordpress supports this version very well.
Although if you are using any Old plugins that don’t compatible with PHP 8.0 then you may face problems after upgrading it. But, Almost all popular themes and plugins are now fully compatible with PHP 8.0.
A recent study by cloudways found that PHP 8.0 has the lowest Average Server response time (Lower is Better) than all other Versions.
Steps to update the PHP version in hostinger
Hostinger currently supports PHP version 7.1 and above. You can easily update the PHP version of your Wordpress website in hostinger with a single click. Just follow the steps as shown below.
Login to the Hostinger hPanel and Search for PHP Configuration under the Advanced Tab in the Left sidebar Menu.
Now select the version of PHP (8.0) from the menu and click Save.
That’s it. Now the PHP version is updated in your WordPress website in Hostinger. Now you can enjoy the speed benefit of the updated version.
Note: Before deciding which PHP version to use for your website, we recommend that you check the requirements and compatibility of the scripts, plugins, and themes you use.
You can also watch the below Video to learn how to update the PHP version in Wordpress.
I hope you have successfully installed the Latest PHP version on your Wordpress website. If you have any doubts regarding this you can ask me in the comment section.
Read Also: How to Quickly Reset your Wordpress website.