Utilizing different drush versions

The drush-dashboard feature will be going away within 30 days. You will still be able to use drush via terminal / shell cli. For more information, visit: this guide.

Sometimes you need to use a different drush version on your project.

You may use the alias method, for example:

alias drush5="~/bin/drush-5.4/drush"

Where in this case you unpacked drush-5.4 archive/source-files inside the bin folder on your site's remote directory.

With this alias, you can call drush5 to load this specific version of drush via shell.