WordPress app has update available, but PHP is outdated


I am receiving a daily message indicating that Wordpress has an update.

"Event description:WordPress app has update available. Please update."

However, when I try to update WordPress in its control panel, I receive the error below, indicating that my PHP is outdated.

"An updated version of WordPress is available.
You cannot update because WordPress 5.2.1 requires PHP version 5.6.20 or higher. You are running version 5.4.45."

Is it advisable to update PHP on my own or wait for WD’s next firmware update?

Thanks in advance,
Carlos Oliveira

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