Using PHP 5.6 or PHP 7.0

This article only applies to the hsphere control panel / account portal at .

At this time the hsphere control panel does not list newer versions of PHP.  As such, if you need to use php 5.6 or 7.0 please place the following blank files in the domain's directory:

php 5.6:

php 7.0:

php 7.1:

php 7.2:

php 7.3:

NOTE: the "." in the file names is correct and depending on how you create those files, the program may add an extension (.txt for example).   Both files with correct names are required.

Once you add those files, just wait 10 to 15 minutes for the configuration to reload and you will be using the version selected.

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