Does My Webhost Work with ProPhoto?

Do you already have a website hosting account for another site or online service? Find out below whether you can use your host for a ProPhoto installation.

Almost all standard webhosts work just fine to install WordPress and ProPhoto.  Below is a list of hosting companies that work fine.

These companies web hosting packages CAN host a WordPress/ProPhoto
blog:

  • BlueHost (ProPhoto’s and WordPress.org’s #1 recommended webhost)
  • GoDaddy (Linux w/cPanel preferred but any Linux or Managed WordPress hosting works – Windows not recommended)
  • HostGator
  • Hostmonster
  • Justhost
  • Westhost
  • 1 and 1
  • BluDomain
  • Showit
  • 123-reg
  • Cybersphere
  • BigFolio
  • DreamHost
  • Media Temple
  • Creative Motion Design (CMD)
  • Portfoliositez
  • IX Web Hosting
  • Host Papa
  • iPage
  • FatCow
  • Crazy Domains
  • Namesco
  • GreenGeeks
  • Xtreme Hosting
  • PeoplesHost
  • lots more…

Below is a list of web “hosts” (some of these are not true web-hosting companies, which is why they are on the list) that DON’T work for installing WordPress and ProPhoto.

These companies web services CAN’T host a WordPress/ProPhoto
blog:

  • WordPress.com
  • Dreamhost shared hosting (their awful procwatch “killer” sometimes causes big problems)
  • Blogger
  • Tumblr
  • LiveBooks
  • Photobiz
  • Smugmug
  • Yahoo! (while they can host WordPress blogs, we haven’t confirmed ProPhoto works well on their servers)
  • 4ormat
  • Squarespace
  • Zenfolio
  • MobileMe
  • Google (web hosting)
  • Wix
  • Truepath
  • webd.pl

“Uh oh, my host is on the naughty list!! Now what?”

If you have a website with a company listed in the bad list above YOU CAN STILL USE PROPHOTO, but you will need a separate hosting account (and separate domain name or sub-domain) for hosting WordPress.

For example, if you have a website and hosting with Photobiz for your domain http://www.coolphotosite.com you will need separate web hosting for your blog. Simply create a separate hosting account, and you could use a subdomain like http://blog.coolphotosite.com for your WordPress setup. In order to do this, you will need to work with Photobiz to setup an “A Record” so that all traffic to that subdomain is sent to your WordPress setup. Once it is all set up, you can create links from your site to your WordPress setup and vice versa.

Be aware, that we do not provide any web hosting support like setting up domain names, routing, etc. It will be entirely your responsibility to arrange everything with your web host.

Still wondering about your company?

If you’re still wondering if your particular webhost works — it probably does if it’s not on the “CAN’T host” list above. If you want to know for sure, email or call the hosting tech support and ask them this:

“Hi, I have a website hosted by you. I want to know if I can install a WordPress site on my hosting plan. I need to know if my server has the minimum requirements of PHP 5.3.6 and MySQL 5.0 for my software. I’ll also need FTP access and the ability to create a new MySQL database. Can you let me know if that is possible? Please also let me know what are the latest versions of PHP and MySQL available on my account, since my site will run faster using PHP 7 if it is supported.”

Your host should be able to confirm if your account meets these minimum requirements.


Do you already have a website hosting account for another site or online service? Find out below whether you can use your host for a ProPhoto installation.

Almost all standard webhosts work just fine to install WordPress and ProPhoto.  Below is a list of hosting companies that work fine.

These companies web hosting packages CAN host a WordPress/ProPhoto
blog:

  • BlueHost (ProPhoto’s and WordPress.org’s #1 recommended webhost)
  • GoDaddy (Linux w/cPanel preferred but any Linux or Managed WordPress hosting works – Windows not recommended)
  • HostGator
  • Hostmonster
  • Justhost
  • Westhost
  • 1 and 1
  • BluDomain
  • Showit
  • 123-reg
  • Cybersphere
  • BigFolio
  • DreamHost
  • Media Temple
  • Creative Motion Design (CMD)
  • Portfoliositez
  • IX Web Hosting
  • Host Papa
  • iPage
  • FatCow
  • Crazy Domains
  • Namesco
  • GreenGeeks
  • Xtreme Hosting
  • PeoplesHost
  • lots more…

Below is a list of web “hosts” (some of these are not true web-hosting companies, which is why they are on the list) that DON’T work for installing WordPress and ProPhoto.

These companies web services CAN’T host a WordPress/ProPhoto
blog:

  • WordPress.com
  • Dreamhost shared hosting (their awful procwatch “killer” sometimes causes big problems)
  • Blogger
  • Tumblr
  • LiveBooks
  • Photobiz
  • Smugmug
  • Yahoo! (while they can host WordPress blogs, we haven’t confirmed ProPhoto works well on their servers)
  • 4ormat
  • Squarespace
  • Zenfolio
  • MobileMe
  • Google (web hosting)
  • Wix
  • Truepath
  • webd.pl

“Uh oh, my host is on the naughty list!! Now what?”

If you have a website with a company listed in the bad list above YOU CAN STILL USE PROPHOTO, but you will need a separate hosting account (and separate domain name or sub-domain) for hosting WordPress.

For example, if you have a website and hosting with Photobiz for your domain http://www.coolphotosite.com you will need separate web hosting for your blog. Simply create a separate hosting account, and you could use a subdomain like http://blog.coolphotosite.com for your WordPress setup. In order to do this, you will need to work with Photobiz to setup an “A Record” so that all traffic to that subdomain is sent to your WordPress setup. Once it is all set up, you can create links from your site to your WordPress setup and vice versa.

Be aware, that we do not provide any web hosting support like setting up domain names, routing, etc. It will be entirely your responsibility to arrange everything with your web host.

Still wondering about your company?

If you’re still wondering if your particular webhost works — it probably does if it’s not on the “CAN’T host” list above. If you want to know for sure, email or call the hosting tech support and ask them this:

“Hi, I have a website hosted by you. I want to know if I can install a WordPress site on my hosting plan. I need to know if my server has the minimum requirements of PHP 5.3.6 and MySQL 5.0 for my software. I’ll also need FTP access and the ability to create a new MySQL database. Can you let me know if that is possible? Please also let me know what are the latest versions of PHP and MySQL available on my account, since my site will run faster using PHP 7 if it is supported.”

Your host should be able to confirm if your account meets these minimum requirements.

 

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