To run WordPress we recommend your host supports:
- PHP version 7.4 or greater.
- MySQL version 5.7 or greater OR MariaDB version 10.3 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. Sounds like Greek? See below what each one means.
What is PHP?
PHP is a popular server-side scripting language used for web development. It is widely used for creating dynamic and interactive web pages. With PHP, you can perform tasks such as processing form data, accessing databases, generating dynamic content, and interacting with other web services.
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What is MySQL?
MySQL is an open-source relational database management system (RDBMS) that is widely used for managing and storing structured data. It provides a reliable and efficient way to store, retrieve, and manipulate data. MySQL is commonly used in web applications to handle tasks such as user authentication, content management, and data storage.
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What is MariaDB?
MariaDB is a community-developed open-source fork of the MySQL database management system. It was created as a result of concerns over the acquisition of MySQL by Oracle Corporation. MariaDB is designed to be a drop-in replacement for MySQL, offering similar functionality and compatibility while adding some additional features and performance improvements.
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What is HTTPS?
HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) is a secure version of the standard HTTP protocol used for communication between a web browser and a web server. HTTPS ensures that data transmitted between the browser and server is encrypted and protected from unauthorized access. It is commonly used for secure online transactions, user authentication, and protecting sensitive information.
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What is Apache?
Apache refers to the Apache HTTP Server, which is a widely used open-source web server software. It is known for its stability, robustness, and scalability. Apache is designed to deliver web content and handle HTTP requests from clients, such as web browsers. It is commonly used for hosting websites and serving web pages.
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What is Nginx?
Nginx (pronounced “engine-x”) is an open-source web server software known for its high performance and efficient handling of concurrent connections. It can also function as a reverse proxy and load balancer. Nginx is designed to handle high traffic loads efficiently and has gained popularity for its scalability, flexibility, and ability to serve as a front-end proxy for application servers.
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What is FTP?
FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a standard network protocol used for transferring files between a client and a server over a computer network, typically the internet. It allows users to upload, download, and manage files on remote servers. FTP is commonly used for website maintenance, file sharing, and remote backup.
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What is FileZilla?
FileZilla is a popular open-source FTP client software. It provides a user-friendly interface for transferring files between a local computer and a remote server using FTP, FTPS, or SFTP protocols. FileZilla simplifies the process of connecting to servers, browsing directories, and transferring files. It is widely used for managing file transfers in various scenarios, such as website maintenance, software distribution, and file sharing.
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