We’ve made updating your site’s PHP version as easy as possible in MyKinsta.

If your site is ready to update PHP, log into MyKinsta and go to Sites.

Select the site you’d like to change the PHP version on, then click on the Tools tab.

Under PHP Engine click on the drop-down and select the PHP version you want to update your site to.

Update PHP in MyKinsta.
Update PHP in MyKinsta.

In the Modify PHP version modal/pop-up that appears, click the Modify PHP version button to confirm the change.

Modify PHP version.
Modify PHP version.

At the end of the update, your PHP engine will be restarted and the backend (WordPress dashboard) of your site may be down for a couple of seconds. The front of the site will remain up and visitors will not experience any downtime.

While the update process is running, you can navigate to other parts of MyKinsta, but some actions like cache management will be unavailable until the PHP engine has restarted.

Once the update is complete (usually within 3 minutes or less), you’ll receive a notification in MyKinsta that the update is finished.