Question

Updation of PHP

  • Posted on November 15, 2022
  • PHP
  • krAnemoneAsked by kr

Dear Hosting Provider,

I would like to verify if my hosting account is running PHP 7.4 or newer, and if I’m also running the latest version of WordPress. If I am not already on the latest version of PHP or WP, please let me know what steps I need to take to update.

Thanks!


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Hi there,

Before making any major server upgrades, I would suggest taking a backup of your Droplet:

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/images/backups/

That way if something goes wrong during the upgrade, you can revert to a working version.

After that you can check your PHP version by running the following command:

php -v

If you want to upgrade to a specific version, you could follow the steps from this answer here:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/how-to-upgrade-php-version-from-7-2-to-php-7-3-in-ubuntu-16-04

The example is with PHP 7.3 but will also work with newer versions.

For your WordPress version, you can check that directly via your WordPress admin dashboard at /wp-admin.

Hope that this helps!

Best,

Bobby