update php from 7.1 to 7.4 on website (8.5.5)


I would appreciate any help for updating the PHP on my site - it's at 7.1.33 and bluehost is requesting 7.4

When changing it to 7.4 through bluehost, the site malfunctions, they recommend manually doing the upgrade - but I can't find any documentation about how to do this.

And help is appreciated - and heads up, I'm not a coder but have a basic understanding of how to change files. I'm pretty sure I have to change the .htacess file to reflect 7.4, what else needs to happen?

Thank you!

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ConcreteOwl replied on at Permalink Reply
It sounds like htaccess is your problem.
There should not be any references to the php version in your htaccess file.
If there is a reference to php, try commenting out that line or lines by placing a # character at the beginning of the line.
JohntheFish replied on at Permalink Reply
Some multi-php cPanel setups use htaccess flags to decide which php to run. If that is the case, there will be a php settings section of cPanel that edits the setting in htaccess.