At Kinsta we have an awesome feature we call self-healing PHP. This comes in handy if you happen to get a 502 error or if something else goes wrong. If PHP goes down for any reason, our system automatically tries to auto-restart it back up. In a lot of cases, this is all that’s needed and you’re good to go!

On rare occasions, it might be a bigger issue. In which case, our system automatically logs this for our Systems Administration (sysadmin) team to check out. Otherwise, you can still restart PHP for any of your websites individually with a simple click of a button from the MyKinsta dashboard.

How to Restart PHP Manually

To restart PHP on your WordPress site, follow the steps below.

  1. Log in to the MyKinsta dashboard.
  2. Go to Sites and select the site you’d like to restart PHP on.
  3. Go to the Tools tab and find the Restart PHP section.
  4. Click the Restart PHP button.
Restart PHP in MyKinsta.
Restart PHP in MyKinsta.

Please note that restarting PHP will take about 5-10 seconds. You will receive a notification at the bottom of the screen when it is completed.

Note: You will also need to delete your site’s cache to see the changes.