If you are working with a live server you’ll have to check with your hosting provider on how to upgrade You can make this as high as you want, so I set it to 40M.
I will however list the resources where I was able to come up with my solution.
I discovered the new PHP was missing some files which I manually copied from the old folder to the new one.
I also added PHPRC in my control panel advanced settings and verified the contents of the httpd conf file.
I was working on a local installation and needed to import all the posts/pages/everything from a current Word Press installation, so I exported the XML file.
“But John,” you yell, “why didn’t you just export the database and use that? If you weren’t aware, phpinfo() gives you all the information about the version of PHP you are running.