The WordPress is a very light-weight script and it is compatible with almost all good web hosting companies. The simple requirements that WordPress put forth are:
*** PHP version 7 or greater
*** MySQL version 5.6 or greater
*** HTTPS support
Actually, WordPress will work on just about any ancient version of PHP, like “PHP 5.2.4+ and MySQL 5.0+”, but it’s not a good idea. These versions have reached the end of their life, but that isn’t the main problem. The main problem is that they may expose your website to many security vulnerabilities. This is the most crucial part.
If you’re using Wordpress hosting to run an eCommerce site that has money and a lot of personal information going through it, the last thing you want to do is expose it to security vulnerabilities.
Even though you can backport security, PHP7 has significant advantages that you just can’t access with version 5.2. Not to mention that it’s much faster and safer. If you don’t see any other benefit in upgrading to PHP7, then there’s the added speed and stability.
The main benefits of a WordPress optimized hosting plan are:
Speed: Your site will perform 10 times faster than it would on a regular server.
Security: Any security issues you face will be patched up by a security expert.
Tools: You’ll have access to plenty of tools that make it easier to manage a WordPress site.
Support: You have WordPress-specific support options that aren’t available at regular hosting providers.
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