Hosting Meeting Notes: June 19th, 2019

Here’s the summary of our meeting in #hosting-community on Wednesday June 19th, 2019 at 1700 UTC (Slack archive).

Here is the agenda for the meeting.

Attendees: @jadonn @fahimmurshed @earnjam @francina @amykamala

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. Extensions Audit Continues

The 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. Community team has been asked to audit the list of recommend PHP extensions in the Hosting Community handbook. Thank you to everyone who has participated! Some details being discussed are:

• Should the Hosting Handbook recommend extensions beyond what coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Team builds WordPress. requires?
• Should Site HealthSite Health This WordPress functionality will perform a number of checks on your installation to detect common configuration errors and known issues, and also allows plugins and themes to add their own checks. Check recommend extensions beyond what core requires?
• Where should requirements and recommendations for core be located?
• What changes would you recommend making to the current list?

Some hosts mentioned that offering both a list of required extensions as well as recommended ones would be useful, provided that it is made clear what is required and what is not.

Some ideas are:

• Info on PHP extensions could be provided as a phpinfo page under Site Health – > Info in wp-admin.

• An alert in wp-admin could notify users if a required extension is missing.

• List extensions both required and recommended in the handbook for reference.

TracTrac Trac is an open-source, web-based project management and bug tracking system. Trac integrates with major version control systems including ("out of the box") Subversion and Git. ticket #47454 was filed in relation to the PHP extensions audit. Feel free to add to the Trac ticket and continue the discussion here:

WCEU and Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus.

WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Europe is happening June 20-22! More info found here

June 20th is Contributor Day! Thank you to all participants!


If you missed this week’s meeting and have questions or feedback, leave a comment on this post and share your thoughts! OR….Come join for the next meeting!

Next Meeting

The next meeting will be in #hosting-community on Monday, June 24th, 2019 at 1400 UTC. Hope to see you then!

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