cPanel ships with
PHP 7, but
PHP 5 is still configured as the default version 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 environments such as
cPanel where performance is commonly lacking.
Make sure your application is compatible with
PHP 7 before making the switch.
Switch to PHP 7 in cPanel hosting:
PHPversion to confirm.