Admin Tools

#37367 PHP version change on installation

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Joomla! version
PHP version
Admin Tools version


On installation of Admin tools some files that responsible for keeping PHP version 8 on my site are changed by installation process to 7.4

That is a bug, i have noticed a few month ago and it is not fixed up top yesterday. I guess is that  .httaccess file was replaced by admin tools despite me selecting NO  change to .httaccess during the installation process. If you intended to change the PHP version , please have PHP 8.0.2

Thank you.   

Akeeba Staff

It is not a bug, it's something that has been documented the last 12 years Admin Tools has been around: It is simply how your web server works.

So, here's what to do:

  1. Generate your .htaccess file with Admin Tools' .htaccess Maker
  2. Go to your hosting control panel and change the PHP version
  3. Edit your .htaccess file and copy the AddHandler and SetHandler lines which apply the different PHP version
  4. Paste these lines into the .htaccess Maker's “Custom .htaccess rules at the bottom of the file”
  5. Click on Save & Create .htaccess File

Now every time you regenerate your .htaccess file these lines (typically it's just one line) will be added to the custom .htaccess file to apply the different PHP version.

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

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