I will open this post with: Never wait to updating the latest PHP version of your WordPress web. If a warning appears on the dashboard, it should be updated immediately, don’t be like me hahaha. So about 2 weeks ago I got a warning for the latest version of the php update. Then, I just ignored it, maybe because this blog still look good.
Well, last thursday there was a very significant decrease in traffic and an inaccessible admin page. The point is that my server is temporarily “unavailable”. Enough to make me panic anyway hehehe. The first guess is this caused by older php version that I still use and it turns out to be true. To update to the latest php version, we must do it through our hosting server. So please login first to your cpanel. By the way, I use hosting from Namecheap.
BackUp WordPress Blog with Softaculous:
To be honest there is no need to backup the wordpress web before updating the php version. But if you want to feel safer, there is no harm to do it. For backups I usually use Softaculous, an application installer that is available in-built from your hosting provider. Look for Softaculous Apps Installer and choose WordPress. If you have blogspot/blogger blog, here’s how to backup the content.