Cannot Update PHP to the Current Version

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CSherock / 10 Points
2019-02-24 5:03 pm EST
I recently installed the WP Health plugin on When I ran the plugin, one of the recommendations in the report was to update my PHP (Version 5.3 at the time) to at least Version 7.2. To do this, I followed the instructions located at

Updating my PHP did not seem to have any negative effects on the front end of my website. However, when I tried to access my dashboard, I received an error message reading as follows:

This page isn't working. is currently unable to handle this request.

HTTP Error 500


When I set my PHP back to Version 5.6 and earlier versions, I was able to access my dashboard again. Should I be able to set my PHP to at least Version 7.2 without the dashboard access problems? Please advise. Thanks for any help!

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536 Points
2019-02-25 10:34 am EST
You should be able to see the website regardless of the PHP version. You may want to disable plugins and/or themes to see what exactly is causing the error.

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