Switch PHP version in eXtend Control Panel

If you are using our standard eXtend hosting packages, you can easily password protect a directory using the eXtend Control Panel to protect an area of your website from unauthorised access

Step 1 – Sign into your Watch the Dot Hosting Account

For instruction on how to do that, see this guide

Step 2 – Navigate to Web Tools

You can expand or collapse sections withinb your control panel using the +/- signs at the top of each section

Step 3 – Select your preferred PHP version

We recommend version 7, but if your website is incompatible with PHP 7 (older WordPress themes for example occasionally utilise functions that were removed in PHP version 7), you can step back to an earlier version. WordPress 5.2 (due in April 2019 requires a minimum of php 5.6)

Step 4 – Check .htaccess

Some installations of WordPress additionally force the use of older version of PHP in the file .htaccess. To check this, select File manager in your control panel and navigate to the public_html directory. Locate the file .htaccess, right click to edit and change:




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Posted on

July 30, 2017

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