There are a few things you'll need to check into server settings by confirming with your server host tech support the following are in place:
- PHP Safe Mode is turned OFF
- The memory_allowed set in the installed php.ini reads 256MB
- Upload & Post limit at least 30MB (works best for batch image uploads)
- Permissions set on your /wp-content directory and all subdirectories at 755
- GD Library in enabled
- PHP version 7 or greater
- MySQL version 5.6 or greater
(as noted on WordPress.org requirements page) 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
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.
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