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Update PHP extensions using PHP Selector – cPanel

Learn How to Update PHP extensions using PHP Selector in cPanel. With PHP Selector you can change a cPanel account’s PHP version, add or remove PHP modules, change PHP options and enable functions.


Video tutorial – Update PHP extensions using PHP Selector – cPanel


Step-by-step tutorial – Update PHP extensions using PHP Selector – cPanel

  1. Select PHP Version

    Login to cPanel.
    Tutorial: login from the Client Area or the direct link.

    Find the Software section and click the Select PHP Version link.

    Extilum cPanel - Select PHP Version

  2. Click on Extensions tab

    Extilum cPanel - Select PHP Version

  3. PHP Extensions

    Change the PHP version for this cPanel
    – click the current version and select the required version from the drop-down and then click Set as Current.

    Extilum cPanel - Select PHP Version

  4. Changing PHP Extensions

    A PHP extension (sometimes also called PHP Module), extends the PHP language with more functions.
    For example, the Imagick extension – external link opens in a new window provides a range of PHP functions relating to image manipulation.
    If you attempt to use any of these functions without activating this extension then your pages will return an internal server error.

    Depending on the PHP version you select you will see the PHP Extensions available, with the system default modules for that version selected.
    Selecting unnecessary PHP extensions to load at run-time can adversely affect the performance of your website because the server has to open more files to process your scripts.
    This functionality should be used with care.


    Extilum cPanel - Select PHP Version

  5. Add module/Extension

    Select which extensions you want to enable for the current PHP version:
    – To enable an extension, select the check box next to the extension name.
    – To disable an extension, clear the check box next to the extension name.


    Example:
    Under letter T – timezonedb
    Select the check box next to timezonedb and activate the module.

    Extilum cPanel - Select PHP Version

  6. Success message at the top right corner

    Selections are saved automatically!
    Success
    Module timezonedb saved

    Extilum cPanel - Select PHP Version

  7. Reset to default

    To reset the extension list to the default configuration, click Reset to default in the top right corner.

    Extilum cPanel - Select PHP Version

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