cPanel ships with multiple versions of
PHP though the configured version is normally not the latest and greatest.
PHP 5 for example was the default version when
PHP 7 was already available and comes with respectable improvements namely in the speed department.
You can switch the
PHP version for your
cPanel hosting to the latest available version (or any other installed version) from
Make sure your application is compatible with the
PHP version you're switching to before making the switch.
PHPversion to confirm.
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