Understanding the Importance of Which PHP Version you Use
The PHP coding language is constantly being developed and improved upon. With each new version that is released, some PHP functions and capabilities may be removed while others are introduced. Each new version of PHP aims to increase the security and capabilities of what the language can do.
Older PHP applications and website builders may be designed to run with an older version of PHP, and might not run at all on newer versions. Likewise, newer or up-to-date PHP applications might only work when running on the more recent versions of PHP. To accommidate whichever application you choose to use, iPage allows you to pick from several pre-installed PHP versions.
To learn how to switch which PHP version your hosting account is using, click here.
The php.ini File FAQs
What is the php.ini file?
The php.ini controls how PHP code runs on your hosting account.
Can the php.ini file be modified?
Yes. Most shared hosting accounts will have direct access to modify the php.ini file that is pre-installed onto the server. If an account does not have this feature, a php.ini file can be uploaded and modified manually using FTP.
Is there a way to reset the php.ini file back to it's default settings?
Accounts that have direct access to modify the php.ini file will also have access to a feature that allows them to reset the php.ini file back to server recommended defaults. Otherwise, the account will need to upload a backup of their original php.ini file via FTP.
What are some common modifications to the php.ini file?
We have put together several guides to help you understand how to make several common modifications to your php.ini file. Simply click on one of the following links to get started. You can also contact us to have us make the modifications for you for a small service fee.