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  1. pamlicoink
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Get the following error message at times: "The activated plugin wp-Typography requires PHP 5.0.0 or later. Your server is running PHP 4.3.11. Please deactivate this plugin, or upgrade your server's installation of PHP" I host my own WordPress site at http://www.pamlicoink.com and get this message on occasion when trying some of the plugins. Can anyone tell me how to upgrade to 5.0, which I believe my GoDaddy hosting service offers. Or, is this even what's needed and if so, how do I get my site to recognize the new 5.0 rather than older versions???? Thanks in advance from a relative novice.

  2. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    yes you can use php5 at godaddy
    http://help.godaddy.com/article/1082

  3. pamlicoink
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I know. I've set that up. Guess I wasn't clear. When I set up the site, I was using a 4.0 version (which I am assuming refers to the SQL setting or database thing on GoDaddy. My question is how do I tell my site to use 5. version of the SQL???? Hope that makes sense.

  4. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    requires PHP 5.0.0 or later. Your server is running PHP 4.3.11.

    you were the one that mentioned php :>)

    if you want to use version 5 mysql
    set up a mysql database using ver. 5
    import current db into it and point wp-config.php to new ver.5 db

  5. pamlicoink
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Are they not the same? If not, please go back to my discussion or mention of php and help me understand what I need to do to fix the plugin issue . . .

  6. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    no they are not the same php version 5 is required by several themes and plugins

    here - do this - add this line to the very top of your .htaccess file

    AddHandler x-httpd-php5 .php
    AddHandler x-httpd-php .php4

    this will put php 5 on your site and the error should go away

    be aware sometimes after you update the .htaccess, it takes godaddy an hour or so to make the change live so be patient

  7. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 5 years ago #

    It's actually simpler than that on GoDaddy.

    1. Login.
    2. Go to Hosting->My Hosting Account.
    3. Click Manage Account.
    4. Content->Add On Languages
    5. Set the PHP version to 5, click Continue.
    6. Click Update.

    No .htaccess changes needed, it'll default to PHP 5 now. May take an hour or two to take effect.

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