To run WordPress and LifterLMS we recommend your host supports:
- PHP 5.6 or later
- MySQL 5.6 or later
For more information about WordPress minimum system requirements, see WordPress’s official article at https://wordpress.org/about/requirements/.
Please note that PHP 5.5 and lower have reached their official end of life. In addition to known issues with LifterLMS, running an unsupported version of PHP can lead to security issues unrelated to LifterLMS or WordPress.
Most hosting providers will upgrade your server if you open a support request.
If you have access to a cPanel you may be able to update PHP yourself, simply check with your hosts documentation to see if you can upgrade yourself.
Please note that while WordPress and LifterLMS are compatible with PHP 5.6 and greater, this may not be true of your theme and all plugins installed on your site. Therefore, before upgrading we recommend you create a backup and check with your theme developer and plugin developers to ensure a smooth upgrade process.
If you’re not sure where to start with hosting we proudly recommend WP Engine.