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Can I host applications other than WordPress?

Flywheel is a managed WordPress hosting company, which means that our servers and infrastructure are specifically tuned to host WordPress websites. We have configured PHP, the caching, the rewrites, and the database to WordPress best practices.

We do not allow the installation of other
third-party products or applications.

More specifically, the following limitations are in place:

  • You cannot create new databases.
  • We cannot install rewrite rules to support custom applications, and WordPress rewrites are likely to interfere.
  • You are not able to remove the core WordPress files.

If you are looking to host other applications, there are lots of other generic hosting companies which would be happy to have you. We’re building the best WordPress hosting company¬†available, and as such cannot support third-party apps. Sorry!

Note

We can’t actually stop you from installing such things (you have access to the database/files yourself), but just know that they will not be supported, and there’s a really good chance that they don’t work. You’ve been warned.

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