Go Daddy VPS and Drupal 8 install

I don’t know what’s going on with Go Daddy’s VPS and neither does Go Daddy but Drupal 8 throws a

“UNICODE LIBRARY ErrorMultibyte string input conversion in PHP is active and must be disabled. Check the php.ini mbstring.http_inputsetting. Please refer to the PHP mbstring documentation for more information.”

I have done all the googling I can.

I am running php 5.5. 

I have changed the php.ini via WHM on the go daddy server, change/ added to htaccess, made the changes to the setting.php file, rebooted my server after each change, called go daddy tech support and nothing. The error is still there.

On my workplace’s Liquid Web vps I do not have this problem so it must be a go daddy thing but they can’t seem to help.

Has anyone else had this issue and had the ninja skills to fix it?

Thanks in advance!

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