System & Hosting Requirements

Multisite installation is not supported. To run PeepSo properly you will need to run it on a standalone WordPress installation.

To run PeepSo you will need to meet the following system requirements

Minimum System Requirement Recommended System Requirement
WordPress Version 5.5 Current
Sessions Enabled Enabled
RAM 128Mb 256Mb
PHP 7.2 8.3
MYSQL 5.6+ 5.6+
MariaDB 10.0+ 10.0+

A raw statement of requirements is only a guideline. How well your website and community perform depends on a number of factors, we’d recommend reading the following articles:

Recommended PHP libraries

  • ImageMagick

In general, most hosting offers on the market have a good grasp on the server configuration. However, there might be cases where it’d best to check it all yourself or have a system administrator do it for you when it comes to optimizing site speed, server response times, etc. Here are articles we recommend you get yourself familiar with:

Server Software #

Apache, Nginx, LiteSpeed or any web server that can run WordPress. We recommend LiteSpeed server.

Database #

MySQL or MariaDB

Special Requirements #

Some of the PeepSo features require specific system requirements to be met that are not often enabled by default and you will most likely have to contact the hosting provider to see if they can be enabled

WP Site Health #

PeepSo will warn you if your site does not meet our requirements or something might interfere with PeepSo. These requirements warning can be seen in WP Admin -> tools -> Site Health.

Disclaimer: Depending on the number of users who are involved in your community and the level of involvement, meaning how the community is used (images being posted, likes, new posts etc), you may need to increase the values mentioned as the Minimum System Requirements like ram or even processor speed.

A Word On Managed WP Hosting Solutions #

In the last few years, Managed WP hosting gained massive increase in popularity because they are advertised as a solution that “Just works” and you don’t have to worry about anything.
In reality this is only true for clean WordPress installation, because Managed WP hosting will often install their own caching solution, or must-use plugin that can’t be disabled or debugged.
As soon as you start installing third-party plugins, you are increasing the chance for something to break on your “Managed” hosting and supplier of the service will often simply point the finger and refuse to help, leaving us in the dark because they won’t allow us to disable the plugins mentioned above.

Our simple recommendation is, if you can avoid “Managed WP” hosting offers, do it.
Sometimes is simply better to take additional time and, for example, setup the caching solution manually, rather than having one that you can’t control or turn off.

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Updated on November 30, 2023