update php from 7.1 to 7.4 on website (8.5.5)

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Hi,

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
ConcreteOwl
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
JohntheFish
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.