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The technical infrastructure and system resources behind your website plays a pivotal role in its functionality and security. If you’re gearing up to embark on a journey with BoldGrid, the road to a successful online presence starts with meeting the right system requirements. In this guide, we’ll cover the key system requirements for BoldGrid, giving you the insights you need to keep your website running smoothly with the proper configuration.



In general when using WordPress, it’s good practice to ensure that your site is using the latest stable version of WordPress. Using the latest version will help your site stay secure and improve its overall performance. A site that is running on an outdated version of WordPress may contain security vulnerabilities or might suffer from performance issues. Below are the minimum recommendations we suggest for using BoldGrid:

  • Minimum: 4.7+
  • Recommended: 5.6+

Updating WordPress

While a site may run on an older version without any noticeable errors, it’s still a good idea to consider upgrading if you can. It’s always a good idea to take a backup of your site before upgrading. If you want to know more about how to upgrade your WordPress installation, have a look at our guide on updating WordPress.



WordPress relies on PHP as the most important component. Without it you wouldn’t be able to load your posts from your database or store user login information as some basic examples.

PHP Version

Not all versions of PHP are the same, and choosing the wrong version can cause your site to slow down or prevent it from loading at all. Below are our minimum recommendations to help you choose the correct version.

  • Minimum: 5.4+
  • Recommended: 7.4+

Using the Latest Version of PHP

It’s typically recommended to use the latest version of PHP. The biggest benefits to this are speed and security. Each new version strives to fix bugs and patch potential security vulnerabilities. Keep in mind that as PHP updates, the developers of your favorite themes and plugins will need to adapt their code to work properly with the new version so not all themes and plugins will be compatible. If you are encountering issues with the latest version, you might try the next highest available version.

INI Values

Aside from choosing what PHP version to use, your PHP settings also play a large role in how your website performs. For more information on common issues with these settings and for the steps on ways you can modify them, check out our article on the topic. Below are the minimum values required by our plugins as well as our suggested recommendations.


  • Minimum: 256M
  • Recommended: 512M
  • Best Performance: 768M


  • Minimum: 30
  • Recommended: 90
  • Best Performance: 180


  • Minimum: 1000
  • Recommended: 1000
  • Best Performance: 4000


  • Minimum: 64M
  • Recommended: 128M
  • Best Performance: 256M



In conjunction with PHP, WordPress also uses MySQL databases. Your WordPress database could be described as the heart and soul of your website. This is where a majority of what makes your site unique is stored. This can include things such as: user login information, your blog posts, settings and configurations, etc. Due to this importance you’ll want to ensure that you meet the minimum requirement below:

MySQL version 5.6 or greater OR MariaDB version 10.0 or greater




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