Things to know before installing

  • We don't re-sell Custom WordPress (in respect of the "Free Software Foundation", we only sell the Muse Widgets and the necessary code to connect Adobe Muse to WordPress).
  • MusexPress works only on our WordPress version. You can't use any other WordPress version

Things to do before installing


To run WordPress we recommend your host supports:


PHP version 5.6 or greater (In your PHP configuration the "output_buffering" value must be set to ON)

MySQL version 5.6 or greater


That’s really it. We recommend Apache or Nginx as the most robust and featureful server for running WordPress, but any server that supports PHP and MySQL will do. That said, we can’t test every possible environment and each of the hosts on our hosting page supports the above and more with no problems.


Note: If you are in a legacy environment where you only have older PHP or MySQL versions, WordPress also works with PHP 5.4+ and MySQL 5.0+, but these versions have reached official End Of Life and as such may expose your site to security vulnerabilities.


Ask for it

Here’s a letter you can send to your host; copy and paste!


I'm interested in running the open-source WordPress <> web software and I was wondering if my account supported the following:


PHP 5.6 or greater

MySQL 5.6 or greater

The mod_rewrite Apache module



Create the database

If you are using a hosting provider, you may already have a WordPress database set up for you, or there may be an automated setup solution to do so. Check your hosting provider's support pages or your control panel for clues about whether or not you'll need to create one manually.


If your hosting provider supplies the cPanel hosting control panel, you may follow these simple instructions to create your WordPress username and database:


  1. Log in to your cPanel.
  2. Click MySQL Database Wizard icon under the Databases section.
  3. In Step 1. Create a Database, enter the database name and click Next Step.
  4. In Step 2. Create Database Users, enter the database user name and the password. Make sure to use a strong password. Click Create User.
  5. In Step 3. Add User to Database, click the All Privileges checkbox and click Next Step.
  6. In Step 4. Complete the task, note the database name and user. Write down the values of hostname, username, databasename, and the password you chose. (Note that hostname will usually be localhost.)



If your web server has phpMyAdmin installed, you may follow these instructions to create your WordPress username and database. If you work on your own computer, on most Linux distributions you can install PhpMyAdmin automatically.

Video Tutorials

Look at these video tutorials to discover how to install a database on your Hosting Provider. It's the same procedure for the most important Hosting Providers. In this guide we show the database creation on HostGator, BlueHost and 1&1, but you can create a database on all the Hosting providers.

  • Checking to ensure that you and your web host have the minimum requirements to run WordPress
  • Access to your web server (via FTP or shell)