Possible to make RoundCube use PHP 7.4 instead of 7.3 ?

Metro2

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I've checked through cPanel & WHM Documentation | cPanel & WHM Documentation and I'm not finding where this might be addressed.

When I get my LFD alerts about Roundcube process running a long time, I notice:

Executable: /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/php/73/sbin/php-fpm
Command Line: php-fpm: pool user_cpanelroundcube

Yet I have my servers set to use PHP 7.4 with FPM.

I can only assume that maybe this is because a few customer accounts on the server are still using PHP 7.3 because of older WP plugins / scripts that aren't ready for 7.4 yet, but I thought Roundcube ran as it's own process independent of user accounts.

Can anyone clarify this a bit please? Thanks for any responses.
 
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cPRex

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Hey there! cPanel uses its own installation of PHP, which is currently using 7.3. This is why if Apache or PHP has issues on your websites, you can still access and navigate WHM normally.

You can see the files here:

Code:
 # ll /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/bin/php
php php73 php73-cli php-cgi php-cli php-config phpize
 

Metro2

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Thank you for the info. I assume this means that soon cPanel's own installation of PHP will bump-up to 7.4 as 7.3 reaches EOL this year.