Hosting Meeting Notes: June 24th, 2019

Here’s the summary of our meeting in #hosting-community on Monday June 24th, 2019 at 1700 UTC (Slack archive).

Here is the agenda for the meeting.

Attendees: @abdullahramzan @mehul0810 @redituk @JavierCasares @Mike @amykamala

Continued Discussion on Auditing PHPPHP PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. Extensions

An audit of the list of recommend PHP extensions in the Hosting Community handbook has been ongoing. Thanks to all who have 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 Development Team builds WordPress. requires?
• Should Site Health 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?

Contrary to the sentiment during Wednesday’s meeting, the consensus in today’s meeting is that core should provide information on core requirements only, and not extend beyond that. Some points are:

• Providing recommendations can add more work for core developers and may complicate things.

• Plugins and themes can make recommendations for additional extensions if need be.

• Providing the list of required extensions in the handbook is sufficient.

Question: Would it be prudent to put a call out to hosts to provide a list of modules installed in their systems to help determine what extensions can and can not be used?

TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub. ticket #47454 was filed in relation to the PHP extensions audit. Feel free to add to the Trac ticket and continue the discussion here:

Hosts are also encouraged to participate in PHP Unit Testing to help assure compatibility and preemptively resolve conflicts and errors:

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. EU 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.!

WordCamp Europe was on June 20-22 and June 20th was Contributor Day! Thank you to all participants! More info found here

@Mike reported from WCEU that this talk on Security, by @smitka, is worth viewing once available:

WordCamp talks from all over the globe can be seen on


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 Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 at 1700 UTC. Hope to see you then!