How to Upgrade Your Current PHP Version on Windows Servers?

How to Upgrade Your Current PHP Version on Windows Servers?

Software and languages change all the time. As a consumer, you must update yourself with the changes. Otherwise, you would run into incompatibility issues. As much as it is important, it can be equally frustrating and time-consuming if you do not follow the correct procedure. There’s a tool called “Microsoft Web Platform Installer” that makes upgrades easier. In this article, learn how to upgrade your current PHP version on your Windows servers.

Upgrading PHP in Windows Step-by-step

Here are the steps involved for upgrading PHP in Windows servers:
  • First, you need to check and verify that Web Platform Installer is there in IIS or Internet Information Systems. If it’s not present, then tap on the “Get New Web Platform Components” to get the installer.
  • Click “Install this Extension” option and accept the license agreement by agreeing to it.
  • Once you installed the Web Platform Installer, open the IIS once again.
  • Double-click on the Installer icon to open it.
  • Go to to search box that’s located at the top-right corner and type “PHP”.
  • The search will return various versions of PHP available. Select the appropriate PHP version that you need to install. Click on “Add” and then “Install”. You must also need to select between a 64-bit or 32-bit, which depends on your server.
  • Wait for a few minutes while PHP upgrades to the chosen version.
When you see a completion message, you should know that you’ve successfully upgraded your PHP version. If you face any errors, you should get in touch with your managed server provider.
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