Host Requirements For WordPress Installation

Note: This article is based on the oficial WordPress.org site https://wordpress.org/about/requirements/

To run WordPress we recommend your host supports:

 

  • PHP version 7 or greater
  • MySQL version 5.6 or greater OR MariaDB version 10.0 or greater
  • HTTPS support

That’s really it. We recommend Apache or Nginx as the most robust and featureful server for running WordPress, but any server that supports PHP and MySQL will do. That said, we can’t test every possible environment and each of the hosts on our hosting page supports the above and more with no problems.

Note: If you are in a legacy environment where you only have older PHP or MySQL versions, WordPress also works with PHP 5.2.4+ and MySQL 5.0+, but these versions have reached official End Of Life and as such may expose your site to security vulnerabilities.

Ask for it

 

Here’s a letter you can send to your host; copy and paste!

I’m interested in running the open-source WordPress <https://wordpress.org/> web software and I was wondering if my account supported the following:

  • PHP 7 or greater
  • MySQL 5.6 or greater OR MariaDB 10.0 or greater
  • The mod_rewrite Apache module
  • HTTPS support

Thanks!

Not required, but recommended for better security

 

Hosting is more secure when PHP applications, like WordPress, are run using your account’s username instead of the server’s default shared username. Ask your potential host what steps they take to ensure the security of your account.

Why do we support older versions?

 

We strongly recommend the latest versions of PHP and MySQL, but we understand that this isn’t right for everyone, and that sometimes hosts can be slow or hesitant to upgrade their customers since upgrades to PHP and MySQL have historically broken applications.

WordPress will always work on the latest versions of PHP and MySQL, which are often faster and more stable.

In the case your WordPress site shows any PHP error line

 

We recommend you to contact your host company support and ask for a update on PHP bases, while using some old php version your site simply did not load some important advanced codes parts like some visual composer plugin elements, some slider plugin elements, Ultimate add ons errors messages on front-end and some theme elements as well. (sometimes it replies with a blank page).

Another advantage of upgrade your PHP version for 7+ version is the site loading speed, it will be increased in something like 30%, so please, contact your host to fix it for you and prevent some error and future issues. This have no relation with your theme or plugins however affect it’s codes.

 

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