Please note that these are the minimum requirements, and it is recommended to use the latest version of WordPress and PHP for the best performance and security. Additionally, you will need a self-hosted WordPress installation, as the Houzez theme is not compatible with WordPress.com.
In terms of hosting, it is recommended to use a hosting provider that meets the above requirements and has a good track record for uptime and performance. A fast and reliable hosting provider will ensure that your website loads quickly and smoothly for your visitors.
Finally, it is also recommended to use a child theme when making customizations to the Houzez theme. This will allow you to safely update the theme without losing your customizations.
Requirements for WordPress
- Ensure that your web host has the minimum requirements to run WordPress.
- You can download the latest WordPress release from WordPress.org
Requirements for Houzez
To use Houzez please make sure that your hosting is running the following features:
- WordPress 4.6+
- PHP 7.4+
- MySQL 5.6+
Recommended PHP Configuration Limits
The recommended PHP configuration limits for the Houzez theme are as follows:
- max_execution_time 1000
- memory_limit 128M
- post_max_size 48M
- upload_max_filesize 48M
These limits are recommended to ensure that the Houzez theme and any required plugins can function properly. If your limits are lower than these recommended values, you may experience issues when uploading images or importing data, or when using certain features of the theme.
How To Verify Your Increase PHP Limits
To increase your PHP limits, you can either ask your hosting provider to increase the limits for you, or you can modify the limits yourself by adding the following code to your website's "wp-config.php" file:
ini_set( 'memory_limit', '256M' );
ini_set( 'post_max_size', '32M');
ini_set( 'upload_max_filesize', '32M' );
ini_set( 'max_execution_time', '300' );
Please note: you may need to increase your limits even higher depending on your specific needs and usage of the theme. If you are still experiencing issues after increasing your limits, you may need to contact your hosting provider for further assistance.
How To Verify Your Current PHP Limits
There are a few different ways to verify your current PHP limits:
Check your hosting control panel: Many hosting providers will display your current PHP limits in the control panel or hosting dashboard. Look for a section related to PHP or server settings.
Use a WordPress plugin: There are several WordPress plugins that can display your current PHP limits, such as the PHP Info plugin. Simply install and activate the plugin, then go to the plugin's settings page to view your limits.
Create a PHP info page: You can create a simple PHP file that displays your current PHP limits and other information about your server setup. To do this, create a new file called "phpinfo.php" and add the following code:
<?php phpinfo(); ?>. Save the file and upload it to your website's root folder. Then, visit the file in your web browser (e.g. www.yourwebsite.com/phpinfo.php). This will display a page with all of your current PHP limits and other information.
Contact your hosting provider: If you're unable to find your current PHP limits using any of the above methods, you can contact your hosting provider and ask them to provide you with the current limits. They should be able to give you this information.