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PHP - Can I upgrade from PHP 5.3 to 5.4, but downgrade to 5.3 if needed?

I'm running a Wordpress site on GoDaddy with lots of plugins, and would like to upgrade from php 5.3 to at least 5.4, but would like to be able to revert back to 5.3 if I find some things aren't working well.

 

Can I do this? 

 

The reason I ask is that on the "Programming Languages" page, it doesn't say in the "?" help icons that I can't switch back from 5.4 to 5.3, but it does say that for the help icon of 5.6.

 

 

Yet in these help docs on GoDaddy's site, it seems to suggest if I upgrade to 5.4, I can't go back to 5.3:

https://ca.godaddy.com/help/view-or-change-your-php-version-in-web-and-classic-hosting-3937

 

Which is right?

 

Thanks!

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Re: PHP - Can I upgrade from PHP 5.3 to 5.4, but downgrade to 5.3 if needed?

The article you referenced is for web and classical hosting, 

 

if you use linux hosting with cpanel you can upgrade and downgrade php version as per your wish. You can change php version in cpanel>softwares>select php version. Upgrade it there,  you need to select desired version and click "set us current". You can either select newer version or else a older version from the list of available php versions.

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Re: PHP - Can I upgrade from PHP 5.3 to 5.4, but downgrade to 5.3 if needed?

thanks for the reply! I don't think it's using CPanel, right now, as I don't see the words CPanel anywhere on the management page - I think this is GoDaddy's home grown management solution.

 

The url looks like so: https://hostingmanager.godaddy.com/AccountPanel.aspx?....

 

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Helper IV

Re: PHP - Can I upgrade from PHP 5.3 to 5.4, but downgrade to 5.3 if needed?

Is your hosting plan that you purchase is web hosting or classic linux hosting?

Please click manage and tell me if you find software/services or php version.

Your screenshot is not showing up, Please explain or upload it elsewhere like google photos and share the link.

Re: PHP - Can I upgrade from PHP 5.3 to 5.4, but downgrade to 5.3 if needed?

The hosting plan is "Deluxe Web Hosting Linux"

 

and here's an imgur link to screencuts of what I seen on that PHP management screen.

 

This is what I see when I click on "Manage" - a list of services, with one of them being "Programming Languages", which allows me to choose PHP versions

 

https://imgur.com/a/hRwK8BI

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Re: PHP - Can I upgrade from PHP 5.3 to 5.4, but downgrade to 5.3 if needed?

You cannot downgrade php version. Please mark this as solved and if you find this useful, give a kudo
Thank you.