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WordPress Hosting – Requirements to Host a WordPress Site

Posted on: January 12, 2009

WordPress Hosting Requirements

These are some prerequisite for those WordPress users who wanted to host their WordPress blogs on their self hosted server.

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For WordPress 2.1, 2.2 & 2.3:

1) MySql version 4.0 or higher
2) Php version 4.2 or higher
3) Recommended: Web host that support Apache mod_rewrite. Great features for generating permalinks for your wordpress blogs that will be more url friendly to users and search engines.

For WordPress version 2.5 to 2.7

1) MySql version 4.0 or higher, MySql 5.0 recommended
2) Php version 4.3 or higher
3) Recommended again: Web host that support Apache mod_rewrite. Great features for generating permalinks for your wordpress blogs that will be more url friendly to users and search engines.

As seen above are the specifications above are suggested from many blogger and webmasters on hosting your WordPress blogs on Linux/Unix server successfully without much difficulties. However, there are still other hosting alternative available that can also compatible with the wordpress hosting requirements.

For those users who are more familiar with Windows hosting, WordPress also operate well on Windows based server. With appropriate deployment and testing carried out, the WordPress can be fully compatible with Windows based hosting account such as Windows 2003 hosting with IIS 6 or the brand new Windows 2008 hosting with IIS 7.
This will be a good news for users who already have their existing account on Windows based hosting server, where they can still able to manage their existing web applications and deploy a new WordPress powered applications on the server as well.

Precaution: For existing Windows based hosting account users, please do consult with your hosting providers to make sure they have deploy and tested WordPress application on their server to make sure the smoothness of the overall installation of your WordPress blog.

For users who are planning to signup and manage their applications and WordPress on Windows based web hosting, you can send your enquiries to some of the Windows based hosting company or you can log on to SeekDotNet.com – http://www.seekdotnet.com, one of the leading Windows & ASP.NET web hosting providers with many satisfy WordPress bloggers who have positive experience with the WordPress hosting with SeekDotNet.com. With easy and fast WordPress installtion features.

Are you one of the WordPress bloggers who hosted your WordPress on Windows based hosting server? Please share your experience and comments below. 🙂

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