Visual Composer requirements

Visual Composer has been developed to work with WordPress. This means that Visual Composer requirements are aligned with WordPress requirements:

  • PHP version 7.2 or higher;
  • MySQL version 5.6 or higher (you can also run WordPress on MariaDB 10.0 or higher);
  • HTTPS support (this has become mandatory in terms of good SEO).

In addition, to experience the full potential of Visual Composer we recommend ensuring that:

  • wp-content/uploads folder is writable (More information in WP Codex)
  • Memory limit in php.ini is set to memory_limit = 256M;
  • Max execution time in php.ini is set to max_execution_time = 90;

Note: In most cases, these settings will be already in place.

To adjust php.ini file you can follow these instructions:

  • Access your site files via FTP or hosting interface and locate php.ini file;
  • Either download or select edit file with the text editor (Notepad should be just fine);
  • Locate memory_limit and change the value to 256M;
  • Locate max_execution_time and change the value to 90s;
  • Save and upload the file back to the server;