[Defender] Prevent PHP Execution Failing

I cannot apply the "Prevent PHP Execution" security tweak.

After I click "ADD .HTACCESS FILE", the page refreshes and the security tweak remains.

When I check the security status from My Hub it either shows 0 security tweaks (but still shows in wp-admin) or "cURL error 51: SSL peer certificate or SSH remote key was not OK".

I checked the forums but could not find a solution.

This is a brand new hosting account.

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