WordPress Hosting Requirements: What You Need to Get Started

WordPress Hosting RequirementsIf you’re ready to make the leap to WordPress hosting, you’ve made an excellent choice! In fact, it may be the best decision you ever make for your business. Getting started is easy, especially when you rely on Pressable.

You might be surprised to learn that WordPress is a fairly lightweight script, which means that it is compatible with most web hosting companies. In fact, there are only two hard and fast WordPress hosting requirements:

  • PHP version 5.2.4 or greater
  • MySQL version 5.0 or greater

That’s it, and Pressable easily meets those requirements. But you may be asking yourself, “if so many hosting companies meet the minimum WordPress hosting requirements, how do I pick the one that’s right for me?” That’s a great question because not all, or even most, companies are equal.

An important distinction to keep in mind is that many companies are capable of hosting WordPress sites, but very few are optimized for hosting WordPress sites. They can meet the basic requirements, but they can’t go above and beyond them.

This is why dedicated WordPress hosting is quickly becoming so popular for businesses that really rely on WordPress – hosting environments that are built specifically for WordPress provide faster speeds, improved SEO, less downtime, and more flexibility.

Things get even better when essential services are managed for you. Instead of handling your own updates, backups, maintenance issues, and security scans, a dedicated team of WordPress experts takes care of them for you. That way, you can spend more time running your business and less time tinkering.

Now that you know how small the WordPress hosting requirements are and how important other concerns like optimization are, consider Pressable as your hosting partner. We provide managed, WordPress-only hosting that is designed to meet any and all of your needs. Pressable is not just any hosting company – we are a company that gets the best out of WordPress. Contact us when you are ready to move up.


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