Making Sense of Your Website Hosting Requirements

After reviewing the explanations and features of web hosting, what are some of the most common system requirements?

If you are building a website using WordPress, there are some minimums that you should be shopping for, according to Automattic, (makers of WordPress) themselves says that you should have:

  • PHP version 7.3 or higher
  • MySQL version 5.6 or higher OR MariaDB version 10.0 or higher
  • HTTPS support

If you are going to use WordPress, you’re in luck! There are several managed WordPress plans, like those at BlueHost or SiteGround that are already built to meet those requirements. Most of the hard work in deciding will already be done.

Be sure to check the features and details of each plan to make sure they fit your expectations.

If, on the other hand, you are going a different route than WordPress, it will be a matter of noting your memory, disk space and bandwidth requirements. We will always suggest making sure that you get a web hosting plan that comes with an easy control panel like cPanel.

If you are planning to have an ecommerce website, you will also have several security details that come into play, such as PCI compliance for your credit card merchant account etc.

In fact, in most cases, we recommend using an ecommerce platform like Shopify, which already has all of that security in place so you can let them take on those concerns.

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