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Welcome to the WordPress Hosting Handbook! Here you will find WordPress 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. best practice documentation developed collaboratively by the Hosting Team. Use the “Contents” menu on the left to navigate topics.

About the Hosting Team

People in this team are closely related to the world of hosting. They work as system administrators, pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party. developers etc., and are concerned about improving the relationship between WordPress and the hosting where they are hosted.

Our goals are ranging wide, although we are primarily focused on publishing documentation about the best options and the best practices hosters can apply when it comes to hosting WordPress. We are also working to offer tools to help improve WordPress performance when new versions and different elements of its environment (such as 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., the databaseDatabase A database is an organized collection of data. Access to this data is usually provided by a "database management system" (DBMS) consisting of an integrated set of computer software that allows users to interact with one or more databases and provides access to all of the data contained in the database. Because of the close relationship between them, the term "database" is often used casually to refer to both a database and the DBMS used to manipulate it. or the web serverServer A server is a piece of computer hardware or software that provides functionality for other programs or devices. Typical servers are database servers, file servers, mail servers, print servers, web servers, game servers, and application servers.) appear.

If you want to know more, feel free to take a look at our Get Involved section.

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What is the WordPress Hosting Team?

The Hosting Team works to improve the WordPress user experience across hosting environments through user collaboration and education.

Everyone is welcome! This may include folks hosting WordPress, interested in learning more about hosting WordPress or folks working directly with WordPress hosts, such System Engineers, System Architects, DevOps Engineers and Developers that are working on coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Team builds WordPress., plugins or themes.

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When does the Hosting team meet?

The Hosting Team meets in the 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/., in the #hosting-community channel. The conversations are in English. Check out the WordPress Meeting calendar for the current schedule.

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Team Reps

The Hosting Team is represented by team reps @amykamala, @crixu, @jadonn, and @javiercasares.

Note: If you’re interested in improving this handbook, check the Github Handbook repo, or leave a message in the #hosting-community channel of the official WordPress Slack.

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Changelog

  • 2021-05-27: Fixing infoboxes
  • 2021-03-31: Team Reps updated
  • 2021-02-17: Changelog added
  • 2020-11-21: Minor text changes and info-block
  • 2020-06-02: Published from Github

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