Howdy from make/hosting.

The idea behind this community group is to create a place where individuals with hostingHosting A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make their website accessible via the World Wide Web. experience can collaborate on best practices and tools for the WordPress community’s benefit.

It’s well-known by hosts what best practices and requirements are, but documentation of these is lacking.

I imagine it will expand to other ways hosts can contribute to the project over time (distributed testing is one example @jorbin has been digging into), but will likely start with documentation.

Let’s use this opportunity to help move the needle in terms of the sort of host configuration recommendations (PHPPHP PHP (PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a general-purpose scripting language especially suited to web development. PHP code is usually processed on a web server by a PHP interpreter. On a web server, the result of the interpreted and executed PHP code would form the whole or part of an HTTP response. version is one historic example here) that the WordPress community has been wanting by coming together to hold each other accountable.

What this is not: w.org/hosting, related to commercial interests, or recommendations of particular hosts.

Interested? Great!
Please comment, or join us the newly created #hosting-community channel in WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. to suggest what you’d like to see discussed here, and any projects you’re interested in helping out with.

We’ll be kicking off meetings in the new year, so if you’re interested in attending, please note the times/days that would work for you.