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Posted: October 12, 2012 at 11:54 am


October 12, 2012 at 11:54 am

We’re looking to move my client to a server where we CAN upgrade her when 3.2 comes out. Her current host (InMotionHosting) is looking to move her to a plan which will cost her $45 per month, just to support EE and the shopping cart. This sounds fishy to me – like a lot of money for what I think of as standard versions of the software needed to run both platforms. Do you have any recommendations?

Jonathan Wilson

October 12, 2012 at 12:00 pm

I am looking at their site now. Their most expensive “WordPress” account is $13.95. Where do they get $45? Are they trying to sell you a VPS?

From your details, it doesn’t seem that you need a VPS. A couple of questions.
How big is the site?
How many visitors does the site get?


  • Support Staff

October 12, 2012 at 12:02 pm

We do:

I’m not aware of any new sever requirements being added with 3.2. Was there somewhere this was mentioned that I’m not aware of?


October 12, 2012 at 12:43 pm

InMotion recommended a VPS when I told them we were getting the support error “Failed! Your server does not meet the minimum requirements to run Event Espresso. “

When I sent them the list of requirements, they told me that in order to get those, I’d have to upgrade. I thought it was weird. Perhaps I should talk to someone else there.


October 12, 2012 at 12:44 pm

The site is not very big and it doesn’t have that many visitors – I don’t understand why we’d need such a big plan.


October 12, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Here are my system failures:
MySQL (5.0.95)
Apache Security failed
Apache Modules missing – apache_get_modules() missing


  • Support Staff

October 12, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Are these from the Event Espresso requirements check plugin? If so, this is an automated test that checks for specific items on the server. The recommendations will apply to running 3.1 as well.

The actual minimum requirement for mysql is version 5.0, so what you have meets this now.

The Apache security module will help with reducing spam registrations, which is a good recommendation to go with if you can, especially if you are getting spam registrations:

The last message indicates it couldn’t find some apache modules, which in of itself not may not be a problem.


October 13, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Yes. So I shouldn’t be too concerned with moving her to a different server then?

Thanks Josh!


  • Support Staff

October 15, 2012 at 12:41 pm

It really depends, My concern would be not having mod_security. If you’re not experiencing issues with spam registrations at this time then your current hosting setup may be sufficient.

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