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Requirements to use Headway

A domain

You will need a domain name.  An example of a domain name is headwaythemes.com.  If you already have one registered, great.  If not, some recommended domain registrars are:

Web Hosting

You will need to purchase web hosting from a web hosting company.  Some examples are: Site5BluehostSiteGround.  You can choose between many different types of hosting, depending on your experience level.  There is shared hosting, shared hosting designed just for WordPress, Managed VPS, Unmanaged VPS, Dedicated Server, etc.  You should do your research before choosing a web host and the type of hosting.

Self-Hosted WordPress Installation

Headway is a theme framework for the CMS
WordPress.  Headway can only be used with self-hosted WordPress installations, not those on WordPress.com. For more information on the differences between WordPress.org and WordPress.com, please See this Official WordPress article.

Browser

We do not support Internet Explorer for use in the Visual Editor.

Recommended server settings

While some customers can use Headway without values lower than what we recommend below, typically you will need to adjust these values.

  • PHP Post Max Size of 32M or higher.  Typically, the default value for this is 8M.  If you do not manage your own server, you will need to contact your host to determine how to increase this value.  Your web host may have to do this for you.
  • PHP Memory Limit of 256M.  Typically, the default value for this is 64M.   If you do not manage your own server, you will need to contact your host to determine how to increase this value.  Your web host may have to do this for you.

Tutorial

Please see our tutorial on setting up your website from registering a domain to installing Headway.

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