cPanel ships with
PHP 7, but
PHP 5 is still used by default instead. Even if you don't use
PHP 7 specific functions, the performance benefit that
PHP 7 brings is a good enough reason to switch. This is especially important in shared hosting such as
cPanel as performance is especially lacking.
Make sure your application is compatible with
PHP 7 before making the switch.
Log in to
cPanel and follow these steps to start using
PHP 7 in
PHPversion to confirm.