PHP Configuration

Changing PHP version or PHP Settings

The process of changing your PHP version is server-specific:

  • Some hosts running cPanel provide MultiPHP Manager tool
  • Some hosts running cPanel provide PHP Selector
  • Some hosts use a php.ini file

The process of changing PHP settings is also server-specific:

  • Some hosts running cPanel provide MultiPHP INI Editor
  • Some hosts running cPanel provide PHP Selector which has a page for configuring PHP settings
  • Some hosts use a php.ini file

Your hoster likely provides a knowledge base with instructions. Contact your hoster if you are unsure how to proceed.

Once you are done changing PHP version or a PHP setting, use the Version link on the top right navigation menu to confirm that the change you made is recognized by Zen Cart.

Changing PHP Versions with MultiPHP Manager

MultiPHP Manager provides a dropdown list of PHP versions; simply select the one that is right for your cart, select the domain from the list below it, and press Apply.

MultiPHP Manager

Changing PHP Versions with PHP Selector

PHP Selector (Select PHP Version) provides a dropdown list of PHP versions; simply select the one that is right for your cart, select the domain from the list below it, and press Apply.

PHP Selector

Changing PHP Configuration with MultiPHP INI Editor

The Basic Mode of MultiPHP INI Editor allows you to use a form to set some key variables, such as memory_limit. For other variables, it provides a file editor for you to use a php.ini file.

MultiPHP Manager

Changing PHP Configuration with PHP Selector

The PHP Options screen (launched from the Options tab) at the top of PHP Selector allows you to set common configuration variables for PHP.

PHP Selector

The PHP Extensions screen (launched from the Extensions tab) at the top of PHP Selector allows you to include PHP libraries.

PHP Selector




Still have questions? Use the Search box in the upper right, or try the full list of FAQs. If you can't find it there, head over to the Zen Cart support forum and ask there in the appropriate subforum. In your post, please include your Zen Cart and PHP versions, and a link to your site.

Is there an error or omission on this page? Please post to General Questions on the support forum. Or, if you'd like to open a pull request, just review the guidelines and get started. You can even PR right here.
Last modified July 22, 2021 by Scott C Wilson (6dd8ff0).