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How to change PHP version on GoDaddy

Discussion in 'Server Configuration and Hosting' started by AndyB, Sep 24, 2015.

  1. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member


    My goal is to be able to select ImageMagick PECL Extension as the Default Image Processor.

    Currently the PHP version on the shared server I'm working on is 5.4 (native), but it doesn't support Imagick. If I select PHP 5.4 or PHP 5.5 it includes Imagick so I would like to switch to it. The problem is when I select another PHP version, the XenForo forum dies, the error message is:

    The tech support at GoDaddy was unable to provide a reason why the database stops working for XenForo yet works for the WordPress database.
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2015
  2. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    This YouTube video shows how to change the PHP version using cPanel.

    Last edited: Sep 25, 2015
  3. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

  4. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    When the following message is displayed:

    If I look at the source the following is displayed:

  5. Solidus

    Solidus Well-Known Member

    Enable MySQLi in easyapache.
  6. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    Hi Solidus,

    Thank you for your help. It looks like EasyApache is only available if you have WHM, this is a shared server so no WHM.
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2015
  7. Solidus

    Solidus Well-Known Member

    Oooh I didn't consider that. GoDaddy might do it for you, though.
  8. ForumCube

    ForumCube Active Member

    They allow php.ini file to be placed in your hosting instant. I suggest you to simply place this file in your hosting root with following code inside that file:


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