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 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.
- Log in to the MyKinsta dashboard.
- Go to Sites and select the site you’d like to restart PHP on.
- Go to the Tools tab and find the “Restart PHP” section.
- Click the “Restart PHP” button.
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 full page and object cache to see the changes.