Updating plugins took site down

Forgive me if this makes no sense.

I installed my WordPress Multisite as subfolders on Godaddy, so that involved some fiddling with backend code. As a result, I’m not sure if I messed things up.

The site has been working fine for the most part, but when I updated Akismet from my Network dashboard, it pulled down my site. It appeared to be an issue with functions.php but in my panic I didn’t take a screenshot. I just restored through Godaddy’s CPanel.

Could my multisite installation have impacted my ability to update plugins? I have been able to install, activate, deactivate and delete other plugins but I am afraid to update any for fear that my site will go down again.

I’d also like to update Akismet as well, obviously! But I’m more immediately concerned with what is causing these problems.

Please please please. I’m in a constant state of panic about the site going down :slight_frown: