Hi all, I've been having real problems with my webhost since I upgraded the Laravel 5.5 as it requires PHP 7 as a minimum.
The problems I seem to have encountered is that most hosting companies servers come preinstalled with PHP 5.4 - you can then choose within Plesk a PHP version (such as PHP 7) which is essentially 'layered' on top.
Problem is this doesn't install PHP 7 on the command line - so making updates, etc doesn't work. Making things a real headache.
I've spoken to my host about manually installing PHP 7 on the command line and they highly advised against doing this as it would likely break things. I went against their advice and did install PHP 7 on the command line, and it did rather spectacularly cause carnage.
I have tried using LaravelForge but really wasn't keen on the whole setup.
I guess I'm asking what can I do? Can anyone recommend any good hosts where PHP 7 is installed as standard on the command line?
Really hope someone can assist me here.