Hosting Requirements to running WordPress Theme.

To run WordPress we recommend your host supports:

Please make sure  that you are running version WordPress 4.9.x or higher version, version PHP 5.6 or higher version and version MySQL 5.6 or higher  version(for legal environments also needing versions  PHP 5.6 will work well, but it is recommended to be on at least version PHP 5.7). We have tested it with  many OSs such as MAC, Windows and Linux... Below is a list of items you should ensure that your host can comply with them. 

  • Check to ensure that your web host has the minimum requirements to run on WordPress.
  • Always make sure that they are running with the latest version of WordPress.
  • You can download the latest release of WordPress from official WordPress website.
  • Always create and use secure passwords for FTP and Database.

Hosting is more secure when PHP applications, like WordPress which is runing use your account’s username instead of the server’s default shared username (www or www-data). The most common way for hosting companies to do this is use suPHP. Just ask your potential host if they run suPHP or something similar. 

Ask for it

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

I'm interested in running the open-source WordPress <https: wordpress.org=""></https:> 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

Recommended PHP Configuration Limits:

There are many issues you may run into such as white screen, demo content fails when importing, empty page content with Visual Composer and other similar issues are all related to low PHP configuration limits. The solution is given to increase the PHP limits. You can do this on your own, or contact your web hosting and ask them to increase those limits to a minimum need as follows

  • max_execution_time 300
  • memory_limit 128M
  • post_max_size 32M
  • upload_max_filesize 64M