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Crucial Things You Should Know When Considering WordPress Hosting

Updated on January 23, 2012

When bloggers look at the tools in their toolbox, WordPress hosting is a vital one. Wordpress is a content management system that is completely customizable and the best part, free. Not only do personal bloggers benefit, but since it's inception, it has grown to include the ability to be a full content management system, including plug ins, widgets and themes.

WordPress hosting offers the ability for basically anyone to be able to blog. It started out as an open source blogging tool for bloggers to collaborate on documentation and even codes. It has continued to be a place of collaboration and has maintained the philosophy that "free software" is much like the liberty of "free speech.

Things to consider when looking at Wordpress:

Out Of The Box Philosophy

This simply means that WordPress strives for ease of use and simplicity in a world full of codes for the technically minded. The software is designed for the everyday use of those that don't understand technical coding.

Clean and Simple

Additionally, the philosophy of WordPress is to keep the core of Wordpress at a place where 80% of the users will utilize the features. With each new release, Wordpress strives to keep it simple and easier to use than the last.

Bill of Rights

Finally, WordPress has a bill of rights stating that it is licensed under the General Public License. This simply states that anyone has the freedom to run, study, distribute and distribute modified copies of the program. Keeping this General Public License keeps Wordpress a true community collaboration, much like the liberties of the freedom of the press.

Wordpress Hosting

To run WordPress 3.2, you host simply needs a PHP version 5.2.4 or greater and MySQL version 5.0 or greater. To run WordPress 3.1 PHP 4.3 and MySQL 4.1.2 are the minimum requirements. Apache or Nqinx are the highest recommended servers, but any server that supports PHP and MySQL will be sufficient. The WordPress site has a list of servers that will enhance the WordPress program.

WordPress is currently one of the most popular content management system being used on the Internet. When offered by a web hosting company as a web development platform, it makes creating and maintaining a website very east to do.

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