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How To Fix PHP Modules (imagick, zip, fileinfo) Not Installed or Disabled After 7.4 Update

PHP is the programming language on which WordPress, the most popular CMS is built on. Updating WordPress ensures your website is optimal in performance. But updating WordPress is only a front end process. Updates such as MySQL database updates and PHP updates are server side actions. You should contact your web master for updating PHP if you find it difficult to follow this guide.

Why updating PHP?

The latest version of PHP 7.4 (ea-php74) provides enhanced security to your website as well as improves page load times which is good for SEO.

How to update PHP

Unlike WordPress which can be set to automatically update to any new version, PHP on the server side has to be done manually.

First login to your cPanel from your hosting account.

Locate the software tab and click on Select PHP Version

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Click on the drop down next to the current PHP version, it will be as default native 7.4, but select 7.4 in the drop-down options.

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Then click on save and you have updated PHP.

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After updating PHP, a return to your home dashboard will show you some options that needs fixing on your site health status. This usually come after PHP has updated but not to worry, it’s easy to fix just as well.

Simply follow the steps as when you were updating PHP.

Click on Extensions, next to My Domains on the PHP Selector tab, which will reveal all the PHP extensions for your site.

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Locate the modules on your site health status screen and install them by locating and selecting them in the extensions section.

They are automatically saved on install.

Return to your dashboard and check to see that your site health status has been cleared of the “recommended improvement one or more modules are missing“.

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