BuddyPress Server Requirements

M3Server has worked to make sure our systems meet all the server requirements for BuddyPress Social Network site. Below is a list of BuddyPress server script requirements for your reference and ours.


  • Latest stable release of WordPress
  • PHP 7
  • MySQL 5.0 or MariaDB 10.0


  • Latest stable release of WordPress
  • PHP version 5.2.4 or greater.
  • MySQL 5.0 or greater.
  • The mod_rewrite Apache module enabled
  • WordPress should be installed manually i.e. via s/FTP, file manager, etc. and NOT via webhost scripts (fantastico, softalicious, etc.) which have caused issues when BuddyPress is activated. M3Server will do the manual WordPress install for BuddyPress upon server release.
  • BuddyPress does not work on installations where you give WordPress its own directory.
  • That’s it. We recommend Apache, Litespeed, or Nginx for running WordPress, but any server that supports PHP and MySQL will do.

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