My installation of MediaWiki 1.36 shows only random alphanumeric characters on every page whenever I access any page.
I saw this topic with the same problem Topic:W1n42n5jvaahw9wy but it seems like there wasn't a solution referenced on this page.
$wgDisableOutputCompression was suggested as having something to do with it, but I've tried every version of this comment multiple times and it doesn't change anything.
I have rechecked my local settings.php file multiple times, reinstalled MediaWiki (trying different versions such as 1.31 besides 1.36 but I'm still getting the same problem.
Could it be something to do with my PHP installation or with Namecheap hosting?