Here are the system requirement for Astra theme to run your website smoothly –
- WordPress version 5.3 or above
- PHP version 7.4 or greater.
- MySQL version 5.7 or greater OR MariaDB version 10.3 or greater.
- WP Memory limit of 128 MB or greater (256 MB or higher is preferred).
Note: if you are using the starter templates along with the Astra theme, you might also need to increase the (SubstituteMaxLineLength) to 10M.
It has to be set to “same origin” to avoid editing issues. Please ask your host to do this for you.
PHP Z-Lib Extension
It is preferable to have the PHP Zlib extension enabled on your server. Please ask your host to enable this for you, if it is not.
Use Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Microsoft Edge version 79 or greater.
You can always check the site health tab for additional information on your website. It gives you significant information on how to fix the errors on your website and also lets you know about the specific settings that you need to change in order to meet the system requirements. The option can be found under Tools > Site Health. Here is a list of things you can see –
- Directories and Sizes
- Active Theme
- Inactive Themes
- Active Plugins
- Inactive Plugins
- Media Handling
- WordPress Constants
- Filesystem Permissions
For example – Let’s say you wish to know the current PHP version of your site. You can see it as highlighted in the screenshot –