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Arranging Your WordPress Hosting

Once you’ve registered your domain, you need to find a hosting provider.

The simplest option is to use a web hosting service as this is often more cost efficient and easier.  For a ‘beginner,’ setting up your own server can result in a lot of frustration.

There are a wide range of web hosting services that provide server space charged at a monthly and/or annual fee.

Hosting services generally include these services with your account:

  • Disk space
  • Monthly bandwidth limits
  • Email accounts
  • FTP Access
  • MySQL database(s)

As a minimum requirement your host needs to have:

  • PHP version 5.2.4 or greater
  • MySQL version 5.0 or greater
  • Apache or nginx recommended

WordPress Multisite Hosting

WordPress Multisite uses more server resources than a standalone WordPress site, and have more specialized needs, so you need to make sure your host is able to cope with hosting WordPress Multisite.  A web host that specializes in hosting WordPress Multisite  is the ideal host.

Check out these hosting tips from our Community:

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