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Re: Upgrading Php, worried of losing data

It is recommended to keep external backups, especially when making major changes.

https://www.godaddy.com/help/import-or-export-wordpress-database-26368

 

Before changing the version make sure WordPress and any add-ons are up-to-date.  It is also important to check each theme and plugin you use for compatibility issues, delete any that are no longer compatible beforehand.

https://www.wordpress.org/themes

https://www.wordpress.org/plugins