Changing PHP Versions

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This support article is for our customers on a gen2 server. If you are not sure if your account/site(s) are on a gen2 server, please contact support.

For those on a gen2 server, you have the ability to change PHP versions in Atomic.

To toggle between PHP versions, log into atomic and navigate to the site you'd like to change.

You'll see a new section called Hosting Options where you'll find the ability to change PHP versions.

NOTE: You'll notice the blurb below regarding the use of PHP 7 for certain themes and plugins. We recommend the PHP Compatibility Checker plugin. It's easy to use and generates a nice report for you to see what parts of your code may not be compatible with PHP 7. Keep in mind that with PHP 7 they have finally removed a lot of the functions that were previously marked as deprecated but remained working.

We recommend disabling the plugin when not actively testing your site.

Remember, you can always switch the version back at the click of a button!

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