What are Elementor’s system requirements?

Our main goal at Elementor is to create the fastest, most advanced website builder for WordPress
To achieve this, we make sure it is based on the latest technology available.

Here are the system requirements you need in order to use Elementor.
(If you are not sure whether or not your server supports this, contact your host).

WordPress 5.8 or Greater

Elementor works with WordPress version 5.8 or greater

PHP 7.4 or Greater (excluding PHP 8.1)

Note: If your site is hosted on a server with an older PHP, you may experience issues. We recommend you to contact your hosting provider to upgrade to the latest version of PHP.

Elementor may also work with PHP 5.4+, but these older versions have reached official End Of Life and as such may expose your site to security vulnerabilities and bugs, and may not always work as expected.

MySQL 5.6 or Greater

MySQL version 5.6 or greater OR MariaDB version 10.0 or greater

WP Memory Limit

WP Memory limit of 256 MB (Elementor and Elementor Pro only), 512 MB recommended, 768 MB for best performance.

Note: These requirements are for Elementor. If you are using additional plugins on your site that also have minimum requirements such as WooCommerce, you may need to increase your memory to 512 MB to help avoid loading issues. See also, the following documentation Elementor Widget Panel Not Loading.

Browsers

As web technology develops, it’s important for users to keep their websites up-to-date. Older browsers may not support the full set of features provided by Elementor. Following is a chart of the systems that are supported by Elementor:

BrowserElementor Editor – Desktop OnlyFrontend – DesktopFrontend – Tablet/Mobile
Google Chrome100.x and above100.x and above100.x and above
Microsoft Edge100.x and above100.x and above100.x and above
Brave 100.x and above100.x and above100.x and above
Firefox100.x and above100.x and above100.x and above
SafariMacOS Safari 14 and aboveMacOS Safari 14 and aboveiOS Safari 14 and above
OthersLatest versions preferredLatest versions preferredLatest versions preferred

Note: No versions of Internet Explorer are supported. If IE support is critical for you, you may need to hire a developer to add custom code. You can find expert Elementor developers at the Elementor Experts portal.

Device

You cannot edit with Elementor on mobile phones and tablets at this time. You can only edit pages with Elementor on desktop computers.

Servers

If your website is hosted by WP Engine, you might need to add SSL to your website to avoid saving issues.

If you use SiteGround or GoDaddy, make sure that they modify the SubstituteMaxLineLength of your server for you

X-Frame options

It has to be set to “same origin” to avoid editing issues. Please ask your host to do this for you.

CSP: frame-ancestors

Content-Security-Policy: frame-ancestors ‘none’ setting breaks Elementor Editor because it blocks the <iframe id=”elementor-preview-iframe”> that is needed for the Editor preview. This should be set to Content-Security-Policy: frame-ancestors ‘self’ to avoid editing issues. Please ask your host to do this for you.

PHP Z-Lib Extension

It is preferable to have PHP Zlib extension enabled on your server. Please ask your host to enable this for you, if it is not.

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