WordPress was originally created in 2003 as a solution for blogging and quickly became one of the best solutions for CMS (custom management system) full websites. Having it be such a powerful and popular system, hundreds of hosting providers quickly added it to their list of software “supported” to attract users who wish to host their site using WordPress.
This is both good and bad. Good because many people are able to have a wide variety of choices for hosting. Bad, because not all hosts truly “support” WordPress. Many of those types of hosts are good for pretty much simple blogging with the most basic of themes and no plugins installed. But to fully use WordPress to it’s potential with powerful premium themes and plugins like ours, you’ll need the following in place with your server host:
- PHP 5.2.4 or greater
- MySQL 5 or greater
- The mod_rewrite Apache module
- 755 permissions set on /wp-content directory. If your hosting environment requires higher than 755, you risk being vulnerable to hackers. This is a sign of a less supportive web host for WordPress. You should NEVER have to go as high as 777
- GD Library enabled and activated on your hosting account
- PHP Safe Mode turned OFF
- php.ini installed and at least 128MB of memory allowed (250MB is ideal, this is for all uploads)
If after all the above is in place, you are still experiencing issues with getting NextGEN Gallery to work, we suggest contacting your server host tech support to have them take a look into the error you’re experiencing. If they are unable to help, please submit a bug report to our developers here and we'll take a look and see if there is anything we can find to help resolve this issue.
SHOULD I SWITCH HOSTS?
Frustrated that absolutely nothing is working? We HIGHLY recommend the same hosts that WordPress recommends. Most all settings required by premium themes and plugins are already in place, and working with WordPress is by far easier. This is why WordPress recommends these hosts, because these hosts have the highest ranking of satisfied customers. Especially SiteGround which is WordPress’ #1 recommended.
Testimonial from one of our users:
Just to say how impressed I am with your product. But to any new user I would say take Photocrati’s advice and move to Bluehost. With my old Hosting provider I had a lot of trouble with file permissions and HTTP upload errors when trying WordPress & Photocrati. So I took their advice and moved to a bluehost account. Everything worked out of the box perfectly.
I paid 2K for a bespoke website several years ago that was hard to maintain myself. I have now been able to replace that with two sites that more accurately reflect my work for $79 and a few hours of my own time.
Brilliant product, thank you.
Dr Fionnbharr Ó Súilleabháin
MOST COMMON HOSTS WITH CONFLICT
We would like to inform our users of hosts we hear of having the most conflict with WordPress. Sometimes there simply is something about these hosting environments that our plugin and WordPress do not agree with. We do our best to be compatible with as many hosting environments out there as possible. :
- Network Solutions
- One Hosting