Composer is a so-called "Dependency Management Tool", which makes it possible to comfortably reference external sources and libraries in one's own PHP projects and to keep them up-to-date.
Log in and switch to a current PHP version runs in the Control Panel in three simple steps. In the fourth, optional step, you cancel IONOS PHP Extended Support.
After switching to a current version of PHP, you will be presented with the option to cancel IONOS PHP Extended Support.
Changing the PHP version usually takes a few seconds to a minute. We recommend that you test your scripts after the change. For possible problems we have compiled Frequent Error Messages for PHP Scripts and recommendations for possible solutions. You can undo the changes in your PHP version at any time.
You do not have to cancel IONOS PHP Extended Support separately if you switch to a current version of PHP with all domains during the free phase. IONOS PHP Extended Support will then automatically expire at the end of the free phase.
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The advantages of a current PHP version
Switching to a current PHP version has many advantages for your website - for example:
- With PHP 7 and OpCache, WordPress Web sites run more than twice as fast as PHP 5.6
- A current PHP version is recommended in the WordPress requirements