WordPress Users on Dreamhost: Upgrade PHP

For the past few days, I’ve noticed that my sites were running EXTREMELY slow. I hadn’t made any changes so I checked the server’s side. I noticed that all my domains were still running on PHP 5.2.x, which was not recommended. Not sure if this was the reason why my sites were slowed to a crawl, but everything seems to be running ok now.

Here’s how I “upgraded”:

  1. Go to Manage Domains in the control panel: https://panel.dreamhost.com/index.cgi?tree=domain.manage&
  2. Click on Edit for that domain.
  3. Under PHP mode, pick PHP 5.3 or PHP 5.4, both work with WordPress.
  4. Then hit ‘Change settings’
  5. Wait ten minutes and everything should be golden.

Talk to me, Goose.