Jafar Muhammed

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I know that I have Easy Apache for choosing PHP versions like 55, 56, 70. However, my question is about to select a particular version number, say 7.0.6.

What am I trying to solve?
I have a Magento 2 powered web store. Magento 2 will not support every version of PHP 7.
devdocs.magento.com/guides/v2.1/install-gde/system-requirements-tech.html
Magento 2.1.x technology stack requirements | Magento 2 Developer Documentation

Interestingly, it will not support 7.0.1 and 7.0.3. But it will support an in between version, 7.0.2. Since Magento's PHP version support isn't stable, I can't switch to PHP 7 using Easy Apache or Multi PHP Manager. When I am writing this thread, the current PHP Version is 7.0.21 on my server, and it can be upgraded at any moment, and my website may stop working because of the dependency.

To solve, this, do we have any solutions like writing the specific PHP version number in a php.ini or .user.ini file? I realise that this could be a temporary solution; however, I see this is the only solution until Magento got all the PHP 7 versions covered.
 
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No, not possible. There will only ever be one minor version of PHP installed on the server and being that cPanel likes to ensure there are no lurking security issues, they will always update to the latest minor version of PHP shortly after the release.

PHP 7 specifically is up to minor release 7.0.21

Rolling back to 7.0.6 brings back a whole slew of bugs and security related fixes.

PHP: PHP 7 ChangeLog

ctrl + f for CVE

These are all security related fixes.

You are better off waiting until Magento can fully support any release of PHP 7.
 
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Hello,

In addition to the earlier post, keep in mind that PHP version 7.0.21 is currently provided with EasyApache 4. This is supported by Magento per their documentation because it falls under support for PHP "7.0.6–7.0.x".

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Yes @cPanelMichael,

My thought is about Magento's in between missing of support as I expressed in my first post.
After discussing with my friends, I do understand that from PHP 7.0.6 to the current PHP Version 7.0.21 there is no missing of support.
Based on this assumption, I switched to PHP 7. And I can acknowledge that the website is now much faster than a couple of hours ago.
 
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Meh.. use Redis instead :)

help.bigscoots.com/cpanel/cpanel-easyapache-4-installing-redis-and-redis-php-extension
cPanel EasyApache 4 Installing Redis and Redis PHP extension

devdocs.magento.com/guides/m1x/ce18-ee113/using_redis.html
Using Redis With Magento Community Edition (CE) or Enterprise Edition (EE)
 
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Meh.. use Redis instead :)

help.bigscoots.com/cpanel/cpanel-easyapache-4-installing-redis-and-redis-php-extension
cPanel EasyApache 4 Installing Redis and Redis PHP extension
Hi @Jcats, Thanks a ton for your Redis installation tutorial. I installed Redis and connected Magento 2. No errors, except github.com/magento/magento2/issues/9875
Redis Cache error · Issue #9875 · magento/magento2 · GitHub
which I fixed.

Now, I see, a much better performance.
 
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Hello,

In addition to the earlier post, keep in mind that PHP version 7.0.21 is currently provided with EasyApache 4. This is supported by Magento per their documentation because it falls under support for PHP "7.0.6–7.0.x".

Thank you.
Please see my attached screenshot, I only see PHP71, i have no idea of the rest of the digits, could you please explain a little better if im selecting the right php version? thanks
 

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Please see my attached screenshot, I only see PHP71, i have no idea of the rest of the digits, could you please explain a little better if im selecting the right php version? thanks
Hello @iero,

You are selecting versions of PHP in your EasyApache 4 profile that Magento supports. If you want to enable PHP 7.2, you'd need to enable that in your EasyApache 4 profile as well. You can assign PHP versions to specific accounts using WHM >> MultiPHP Manager.

Thank you.